Excavations over the last two decades by members of the Sican Archaelogical Project (PAS) at the Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary in Batán Grande, in the middle La Leche Valley on the Peruvian North Coast, have produced the discovery of Middle Sican period (AD 900-1000) elite tombs, with a certain degree of complexity, where main funerary bundles have fake arms and hands, and hold a characteristic vase on one hand as a toast to gods or ancestors in the journey to another life. We analyze five such vases, four of them from Huaca Loro and one from Huaca Las Ventanas, both located at the Sican Ceremonial Site. This vases show morphological and iconographic characteristics that are unique and differ from the rest of Middle Sican vases previously studied by the author.
Carcedo de Mufarech, P. (2013). Vasos para el otro mundo: Cinco ejemplos de vasos ceremoniales encontrados en una mano de los fardos de personajes de la élite Sicán. Revista Espanola de Antropologia Americana, 43(2), 555–578. https://doi.org/10.5209/rev_REAA.2013.v43.n2.44023