Taraco

An unslipped jar with “coffee bean” eyes from the Tiwanaku site of Iwawi. The eyes, nose, and mouth depicted on the side of this vessel are clearly anthropomorphic and reminiscent of ones from Moquegua and Arequipa shown in Figure 20.25. It is difficult to identify the face as female, however. If vessel shape is significant, then it is important to note that this vessel is similar to the one with a more obvious female face illustrated in Figure 20.24d.
Map locating Pukara in the northwestern Lake Titicaca Basin. Also shown are select sites of the Late Formative Period.
Map of the Cuzco and Titicaca Basins (with an inset of the Copacabana Peninsula), showing the sites mentioned in the text. Drawn by Sergio Chávez based on composite maps from the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Peru and Bolivia.
A selected sample of stone sculpture showing the circumlacustrine distribution of the “early” version of the Yaya-Mama style. The drawings are not at the same scale and are based on photographs and original rubbings by Karen and Sergio Chávez.
A selected sample of stone sculpture showing the northern distribution of the “late”/Pucara version of the Yaya-Mama style. Note its presence in the Cuzco/Chumbivilcas and Tiahuanaco regions. The drawings are not at the same scale and are based on photographs and original rubbings by Karen and Sergio Chávez.
The grinding slab from Chiripa (53 × 37.5 cm) of the southern “early” version of the Yaya-Mama style, showing the obverse a head with volutes and foot appendages and a cross formée on the reverse. Drawing based on photographs and rubbing by Sergio Chávez.
Photograph of the only excavated and dated decorated pestle from the Achachi Coa Khollu sector of Kala Uyuni in the Taraco Peninsula (Cohen and Roddick 2007:57, Figures 6.15–6.16). Photograph courtesy of Christine Hastorf.