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Estatua Inca Los incas elaboraban vasijas y estatuas utilizando el método de vaciado, vertiendo metal fundido en un molde.

Estatua Inca Los incas elaboraban vasijas y estatuas utilizando el método de vaciado, vertiendo metal fundido en un molde.

Chimú  North coast, Peru            Ceremonial Knife (Tumi), A.D. 1100/1470

Chimú North coast, Peru Ceremonial Knife (Tumi), A.D. 1100/1470

Detail of Ceremonial Knife (Tumi) Chimu Peru 1100 CE-1450 CE Gold with turquoise inlay

Detail of Ceremonial Knife (Tumi) Chimu Peru 1100 CE-1450 CE Gold with turquoise inlay

Ceremonial Knife (Tumi)  Date:     9th–11th century Geography:     Peru Culture:     Sicán (Lambayeque) Medium:     Gold, silver, turquoise

Ceremonial Knife (Tumi) Date: 9th–11th century Geography: Peru Culture: Sicán (Lambayeque) Medium: Gold, silver, turquoise

homoarchaeologicus:  Zapotec jade and shells mask, ca. 200 BC - 100 AD, Monte Alban, Mexico. Photography © Jorge Pérez de Lara.  Even though many scholars maintain that this is a bat mask, many of its features point towards its identification as a feline, possibly a jaguar. If this is correct, it may be associated with power and royal lineages. Regardless of its identification, it is one of the most valuable treasures ever recovered from Monte Albán. - mesoweb.com

homoarchaeologicus: Zapotec jade and shells mask, ca. 200 BC - 100 AD, Monte Alban, Mexico. Photography © Jorge Pérez de Lara. Even though many scholars maintain that this is a bat mask, many of its features point towards its identification as a feline, possibly a jaguar. If this is correct, it may be associated with power and royal lineages. Regardless of its identification, it is one of the most valuable treasures ever recovered from Monte Albán. - mesoweb.com

Earflare, Warrior  c. 2nd/3rd Century AD  Moche, Peru  Gold, Silver and Stone  c.4.9 cm X c.8.1 cm

Earflare, Warrior c. 2nd/3rd Century AD Moche, Peru Gold, Silver and Stone c.4.9 cm X c.8.1 cm

Aztec mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca  (mexica) _The skull of the smoking mirror... The mexicas belived that the defeat of Quetzalcoaltl by Tezcaltlipoca marked the beginning of the current era of creation.The decoration is worked in alternate bands of bright blue turquoise and black mosaic.The eyes are made of two orbs of  polished pyrite framed by rings of white conch shell.The nasal cavity is lined with plates of red shell. From  Mexico Tenochtitlan

Aztec mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca (mexica) _The skull of the smoking mirror... The mexicas belived that the defeat of Quetzalcoaltl by Tezcaltlipoca marked the beginning of the current era of creation.The decoration is worked in alternate bands of bright blue turquoise and black mosaic.The eyes are made of two orbs of polished pyrite framed by rings of white conch shell.The nasal cavity is lined with plates of red shell. From Mexico Tenochtitlan

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