Paracas Cavernas. <em>Funerary Mask</em>, 300 B.C.E.-1. Ceramic, resin, and pigments, 11 3/16 x 10 3/16 x 7 11/16 in. (28.4 x 25.9 x 19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 64.94. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.94_view2_SL2.jpg)

Funerary Mask

Artist:Paracas Cavernas

Medium: Ceramic, resin, and pigments

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:300 B.C.E.-1

Dimensions: 11 3/16 x 10 3/16 x 7 11/16 in. (28.4 x 25.9 x 19.5 cm)



Accession Number: 64.94

Image: 64.94_view2_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceramic funerary mask decorated with colored resin enamels. Mask is composed of a Paracas bowl to which the details have been applied by incision or application. Eyes consist of 2 interior cones decorated with concentric circles. 11 tabs project from rim of the face, 8 of which represent serpent heads. A 12th projection at the top of the mask forms the head of a human who is impersonating the Oculate Being by wearing this deity's mask. Its body is represented two dimensionally by incisions embellished with red, yellow and green resin enamel. Its nose is a smaller version of the huge proboscis of the mask.

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