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Four Season News  .
Four Season News .

Beautiful piece, but please check with a ceramist before posting details. The surface of pieces like this are burnished BEFORE firing.

Eduardo Gojar
Eduardo Gojar

A good peek at ancient rituals of earliest people....it shows how far the wold has gone now in terms of culture

Ishrat Adil
Ishrat Adil

what bird is there tamped on the cloth looks like a emu

Cey Dimpre
Cey Dimpre

Please, when will you allow us to see the picture in bigger size ? So frustrating...

richard burkett
richard burkett

Beautiful piece, but please check with a ceramist before posting details. The surface of pieces like this are burnished BEFORE firing.

Makenzie Rogers
Makenzie Rogers

@Eduardo Gojar It sure does! This photo definitely makes the article more intriguing. Human sacrifices were a very common ritual in developing cultures during the past and maybe even the present. However, to see the bones of an individual who was sacrificed is really interesting. 

maria nessi
maria nessi

I agree with anne's remark, in the chimu city of chan chan those birds are part of a wall decoration

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