Feline figure

Condorhuasi artist(s)

Not on view

This stone sculpture is in the form of a standing feline with its head turned upward and to its right. The tail is raised up and small, circular depressions on the body may indicate spots like thos of a jaguar or ocelot.
The Condorhuasi-Alamito peoples were llama pastoralists in the area that is now the Catamarca province of Argentina. They were skilled artisans in a variety of media, including ceramic, metal, and stone. Archaeological evidence suggests that the Condorhuasi-Alamito peoples maintained extensive long-distance contacts with other regions, including the important site of Tiwanaku, near Lake Titicaca in what is now Bolivia.

Feline figure, Condorhuasi artist(s), Stone, Condorhuasi

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