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Nazca Funerary Masks with Serpents as Hair

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Gold headdress ornament; Nasca, Peru, 400 B.C. – A.D. 600; 18.4 × 20.5 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; The Nora and John Wise Collection (loan); object number 1976.W.531. PD by FA2010 via Wikimedia, slightly edited by me.

There are more like this, with Medusa-like serpents as hair:

As a sidenote, in this book you will find an astounding amount of “electric” references in Peruvian ceramics:

  • [PDF] A. R. Sawyer, Ancient Peruvian ceramics: the Nathan Cummings collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966.
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      author     = {Sawyer, Alan Reed},
      title      = {Ancient Peruvian ceramics: the Nathan Cummings collection},
      year       = {1966},
      language   = {English},
      note       = {With drawings by Milton F. Sonday, Jr. and photographs by William F. Pons and William E. Lyall.},
      publisher  = {The Metropolitan Museum of Art},
      pages      = {152},
      url        = {http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15324coll10/id/35107},
      urldate    = {2016-06-27},
      comment    = {Title Ancient Peruvian ceramics : the Nathan Cummings collection by Alan R. Sawyer ; with drawings by Milton F. Sonday, Jr., and photos. by William F. Pons and William E. Lyall Creator Sawyer, Alan R. (Alan Reed), 1919- Description Bibliography: p. 140-141 Subject Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities Indian pottery -- Peru Peru -- Antiquities Publisher New York;The Metropolitan Museum of Art, distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn. Contributor Cummings, Nathan, 1896-1985 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Date 1966 Dimensions 144 p. : illus. (part mounted col.) maps ; 29 cm Digital Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications Repository Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Language English Type text Copyright Status copyrighted Copyright Notice Copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Copyright Information The Libraries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art make digital versions of collections accessible for research purposes in the following situations: They are in the public domain; the rights are owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art; we have permission to make them accessible; we make them accessible as a fair use, or there are no known restrictions on use. To learn what your responsibilities are if you'd like to use the materials, go to http://www.metmuseum.org/information/terms-and-conditions Watsonline record number b10395180 Link to Watsonline record: http://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1039518 OCLC number 893698102},
      file       = {sawyer1966.pdf:media/trismegisto/Vitamin/Documents/Bibliography/sawyer1966.pdf:PDF},
      shorttitle = {Ancient Peruvian ceramics},
      timestamp  = {2016-06-27},
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