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Archive, Museum: Ethnologisches Museum Berlin (E.M. Berlin) (Berlin, Germany)
Number: V A 12318

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

Fragment of a plate. Rattlesnake with feline head. A similar motif can be seen in Kolata1996, vol. 2, 69, fig. 3.55. It appears on a vasija subvariant type 7.1.2 (vasija with a spout). For more information see Kolata 1996, vol. 2., 67 ff. A fragment of a drinking keru with identical motif can be seen in Janusek 2008, 151, fig. 4.26 (drawn by Sonia Alconini). Colors: Brownish black, grey, beige, orange and reddish brown. Provenience: Tiwanaku. V A 12318, Uhle Collection 1894. Ethnologisches Museum Berlin Clados Fig. 027. Eisleb 1980, fig. 152. Drawing 2010 Christiane Clados