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The sculptures of the Andes are renowned for their surreal yet animated rendering of earthly beings and a transformational blending with zoomorphic imagery which is connected to the Andean’s sacred rituals of this life and spiritual beliefs of the afterlife. The omnipresence of zoomorphic figures can be observed in artworks dated from 3500BC in the Valdivia culture to the Moche period in 1000 AD. There is further evidence that many of these shamanic transmutations occurred under the influence of hallucinogenic induced experiences as is clear from these prime examples.
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