Mantle Fragment (Peru), 400–100 BC

Fragment of a mantle with close-set horizontal rows of stylized warriors’ heads, each with different headdress and color combinations. In the top row, upright front-facing heads alternate with upside down heads in profile. In the next row, upright heads in profile alternate with upside down front-facing heads. Rich muted shades of brown, gold, tan, blue, green, purple, and white on a rust-red ground.

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