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Sacred Animal

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The people of Sican considered jaguars, pampas cats and monkeys as sacred. They were clothed and adorned with jewels and were regarded as personifications of rich harvest and fertility. This one, a squirrel monkey, is eating an avocado sitting on a textile onto which thousands of gold plaques are sewn. The culture of Sican flourished around 1000 AD on the north coast of Peru. 

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bloodyash24Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one lucky monkey.
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Very interesting cultural details to accompany an equally detailed image.
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
Thank you for your kind comment. I really appreciate.