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Vessel in the Shape of a Crested Animal


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The vessel in the shape of a creature often referred to as the Crested Animal includes the claws, fangs, and spots and stripes of a feline as well as characteristics of other animals. One of three serrated crests resembles the lower half of a sea horse and curls under the body to serve as the hindquarters.

Las vasijas en forma de criaturas muchas veces hacen referencia al "Animal con Cresta", con sus garras, colmillos y las rayas de un felino, aunque también tienen características de otros animales. Este ejemplo tiene tres crestas en forma de serrucho, una de las cuales se asemeja a la parte inferior de un hipocampo al curvarse en la parte inferior del cuerpo, cumpliendo la función de cuartos traseros.

Vessel in the Shape of a Crested Animal, Ceramic, Moche

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