Nazca Vase with Warrior & Trophy Heads

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 November 2015
Nazca Vase with Warrior & Trophy Heads

The vase is bell-shaped and depicts hunter-warrior figures with trophy heads. This is a typical "late" Nazca vessel with a proliferous design. The subject is depicted in profile and there is a use of complex and repeated motifs. This artistic development preceded the decline of a discernible Nazca style, explained in terms of the increasing influence of the Wari civilization. From Nazca, Peru, circa 550 CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 22). Nazca Vase with Warrior & Trophy Heads. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4205/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Nazca Vase with Warrior & Trophy Heads." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4205/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Nazca Vase with Warrior & Trophy Heads." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Nov 2015. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

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