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Bowl with Spider


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This shallow bowl made of porphyry (a volcanic rock) features a supernatural two-headed spider, viewed from above; bird heads are depicted on the sides of the vessel, between the spider’s legs. Associated with rain and agricultural fertility, spiders were also linked with concepts of sacrifice and regeneration.

Este cuenco poco profundo está hecho de pórfido (una piedra volcánica). Visto desde arriba, está decorado con una araña sobrenatural de dos cabezas. Se pueden distinguir cabezas de pájaros a los lados del cuenco, entre las patas del arácnido. Las arañas estaban asociadas con la lluvia y la fertilidad agrícola, así como con los conceptos de sacrificio y regeneración.

Bowl with Spider, Stone, Cupisnique

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