Pre-Columbian Cat Earrings - Peru, Paracas Culture 250 B.C to 125A.D. The Lowe Art Museum
Pre-Columbian Collection - This Jewelry, from the south coast of Peru, is based on a detail from an ovoid (egg shaped) vase depicting the Paracas mythological Oculate Being.This creature was a composite image with fox, feline, killer whale, and bird attributes. Paracas potters were more interested in the decoration of the ceramic surfaces than in the sculptural form. Incised lines were often filled wth brightly colored resins in a post-fired application.