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Nazca Globular Double Spouted Vessel, Warrior Priest

Nazca Globular Double Spouted Vessel, Warrior Priest

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Nazca Globular Double-Spouted Water Jar, Peru, ca. 400 CE, with a warrior priest wearing elaborate headdress. Two serpents adorn either side with a rank of five trophy heads on reverse. A frieze of chili peppers surround the lower portion of the globular bottom. In excellent condition. Intact and in excellent condition. 9 1/4" high x 8 1/4" diameter. Ex: Kate Kemper collection, London, Switzerland. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are nearly always depicted in a frontal, full-face manner displaying facial painting and holding weapons in their hands. These individuals are more elaborately clothed than farmers, wearing a tunic on the upper portion of the body along with the traditional loin cloth. Headdresses range from slings wound around the head in turban-like fashion seen on modeled vessels to more standardized caps portrayed on the painted types. Weapons include clubs, spears and atl atl's, bolas and slings. By Phase 5 warriors painted in profile become the dominant type. These figures exhibit many of the same characteristics as earlier warriors with several exceptions. Military paraphernalia becomes more and more elaborate through time. Feather staffs and elaborate clothing mark the later phases.