Female effigy vessel - ROM2007_9012_1

ROM2007_9012_1

Female effigy vessel

Maker: Chancay
Medium:Clay
Geography: Andes, Peru
Period: Late Intermediate Period (1000 AD-1476 AD)
Dimensions:
60 x 30 cm
Object number: 960X19
Not on view
DescriptionThis figure is an example of a Chuchimilco, a type of figurine commonly found as grave offerings in the Chancay culture of the central coast of Peru. Chuchimilcos are often found in male/female pairs, with their characteristic stance being standing with their truncated arms raised.  The figures may have served as guardians to the deceased during the afterlife 
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