apr 1, 900 BC - Chavin de Huantar
hammered gold alloy (jewelry)
Northern highlands, Peru. Chavin
Archaeological and cultural site in the Andean mountains. Temple was part of a pilgrimage. Sits between the eastern and western ranges of the Andes. Helped spread artistic style over 700 years through highlands and coastal peru including ceramics, textiles and other portable objects. It was a voice of god acoustics. It's shape indicates deity’s power ensuring successful plant and harvest.
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