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Archive, Museum: Tiwanaku Site (Bolivia, Peru)
Number: Gateway of The Sun

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

Closeup of the central staff-bearing deity of the Gateway of the Sun, currently located in the Kalasasaya, Tiwanaku. Deity wears belt with nested squares indicating the body of a serpent. Nested squares on the two staffs also indicate the bodies of serpents.