The Stone Ancestors: Idioms of Imperial Attire and Rank among Huari Figurines

  • Anita G. Cook
  • Published 2009


Two caches were recovered at Pikillacta, the largest Huari state installation (A.D. 550-1000) in the southern Andean highlands; each contained 40 richly garbed votive turquoise fzgurines. The fzgurines are analyzed in terms of their production, use, and deposition as well as their overall morphology. To the extent possible, the rank associated with the… (More)


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