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Statue

Archive, Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)
Number: 1979.206.833

Period: Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku IV and V periods between AD 300 and AD 1000)

Figure Holding Ceremonial Objects Bolivia, Stone H. 18 3/8 x W. 4 7/8 x D. 5 in. (46.7 x 12.4 x 12.7cm) The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979. A small version of a type of columnar stone image that existed at Tiwanaku in sizes that reach twenty-four feet in height, this figure is thought to depict an elite lineage founder. Contained within the roughly rectangular confines of the stone block, the figure has a large head topped by a plain cap with a chin strap. The cap shows rows of felines and the silouette of a feather tail ornament. The figure holds two scepter-like objects which are composed of elements that exists seperately in Tiwanaku iconography. The one on the right is composed of a concentric rectangle motif topped by a bicephalic feline serpent, a headband (with quares) and another headdress ornament. A patterned kilt with a delicately incised design of stylized skulls and squares in diagonals covers the lower body. A wide belt encircles the waist to keep the kilt in place. It is decorated with rayed medallions of which plants are sprouting. Tiwanaku IV and V periods (between AD 300 and AD 1000). The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA). Number: 1979.206.833 For more information see the Online Catalogue of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Young-Sanchez 2004, 35, fig. 2.14. Clados Fig. 271.

 

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