Aztec Backpiece

I really like Doran‘s backpiece, done by Rob Coutts at Bobby Five here in Toronto. Hopefully I have not mislabeled it!

Update: Of course I did mislabel it; as a couple people have pointed out the design is Mochica, from Perú, and predates the Aztec and Mayan cultures.


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10 thoughts on “Aztec Backpiece

  1. I love work that is mostly black with sharp injections of color, especially when it is red. This is fantastic!

  2. You should also chek / search LA DAMA DE CAO, wich was an hi heritage women, with boths arms and legs with tattos, maybe the firts tattos on earth(as we know it)

  3. whoa, really nice.
    it’s balanced very well and looks as though it was meant to be there.

  4. Thanks for the compliments and I do forgive the mislabeling. *smile*

    As for the species of fish, I and other archaeologists don’t seem too sure as Moche art is full of mythical sea creatures and monsters. The man though is often called Ai Aipec or the Decapitator. Cheeful, eh?

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