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A very rare and stunning Pre-Columbian anthropomorphic vessel, Peru, Culepitha dating to c. 200-800 BC. The vessel depicts a seated man, possibly a priest, with his hands folded / clasped in front of him. His high headdress is at the same time the rim of the jar. A beautyful and important piece done in a classic style. Size: c. 19 cm.
Ancient Jōmon earthenware...12000 years old. The Jōmon period (縄文時代 Jōmon jidai?) is the time in Japanese prehistory from about 14,000 BC to about 300 BC, when Japan was inhabited by a Neolithic culture which reached a considerable degree of cultural sophistication, above all in pottery, despite limited development of agriculture and no use of metal.
This image "The Goddess of Lepenski Vir" was found on the same altar as the Lepenski Vir "vulva stone" which was located on the banks of the Danube river in Yugoslavia. Extensive radiocarbon dating shows that the Lepenski Vir site was occupied between about 6000 BC and 4560 BC. For well over a thousand years these people lived in this place, a prehistoric town a few feet from the Danube river, a place with many altars. The heart of their devotions was The Womb of The Universe.
Teotihuacan, Mexico - (detail of tserpents on temple) Temple of the Feathered Serpent is the modern-day name for the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian site in central Mexico. In the 1980s more than a hundred possibly-sacrificial victims were found buried beneath the structure. The burials, like the structure, are dated to some time between 150 and 200 CE.