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Lime Container, Huari, Peru

Lime container
Huari, Peru
1.75" (4.5 cm) high
A.D. 700-1000

This lime container depicts a 'stargazer' shaman holding the tools of his trade. Lime containers were personal items and a 'kill hole' was made in this container before it was buried with its owner. The eyes appear to be inlaid.


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