The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 1

Octopus Frontlet

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Octopus Frontlet as depicted from SOTTR screenshot taken by me on my PS4
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This is the actual Octopus Frontlet from the Moche culture

Octopus Frontlet

Date: A.D. 300–600

Geography: Peru

Culture: Moche (La Mina)

Medium: Gold, chrysocolla, shells

Dimensions: H. 11 × W. 16 15/16 × D. 1 3/4 in. (27.9 × 43.1 × 4.4 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Ornaments

Credit Line: Museo de la Nación, Lima, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú (MN-14602)

This one is something I found on the wall and thought I recognised it and sure enough here it is. This object would have been attached to a headress. It was made from a sheet of gold. It is reported that this artifact was discovered in the Jequetepeque Valley. It has been noted tat it bares a strong resembelance to a ceramic vessel from Dos Cabezas. Visit this piece HERE

Continued with the Chimu Whistling Jar page 4 …

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