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Plate With Anthropomorphized Spider

Cupisnique, Early Horizon
900-600 BCE
4 cm x 14.1 cm x 14.5 cm (1 9/16 in. x 5 9/16 in. x 5 11/16 in.)
steatite with cinnabar

On view


Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 1, p. 92-4, pl. 11.

Burger, Richard L. 1992 Chavin and the Origins of Andean Civilization. Thames and Hudson, London. p. 96, fig. 82.

Fux, Peter (ED.) 2013 Chavín: Peru's Enigmatic Temple in the Andes. Scheidegger & Spiess; Museum Rietberg, Zurich. p. 220, cat. 1, In same catalog, PC.B.545 (p.268, Cat. 53) is mislabeled as PC.B.580.

Fux, Peter (ED.) 2015 Chavín. Primera edición. ed. Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima. p. 222, cat. 1.

Lapiner, Alan C. 1976 Pre-Columbian Art of South America. H. N. Abrams, New York. fig. 121-122.

Penteado Coelho, Vera 1969-72 Nova Evidencia De Uso De Cabecas-Trofeu Na Cultura Chavin. Revista de Antropología 17-20:317-321.

Salazar-Burger, Lucy and Richard Burger 1983 La Araña En La Iconografía Del Horizonte Temprano En La Costa Norte Del Perú. Beiträge zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Archäologie 4:213-252. p. 222-224, fig. 8, 9, 10.

TV Man Union Inc. 2005 Peru, Kuntur Wasi. In Discovery of the World's Mysteries #938, pp. 5 Nov 2005, 21:00-21:45. Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc., Tokyo.

Exhibition History
"Chavìn: Peru's Mysterious Temple in the Andes", Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland, 11/23/2012 – 3/10/2013.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Louis Slavitz, New York (collector), by Dumbarton Oaks, 1970.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.

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