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URIBE R, Mauricio. Acerca de la cerámica Tiwanaku y una vasija del valle de Azapa (Arica, Norte Grande de Chile). Estud. atacam. [online]. 2004, n.27, pp. 77-101. ISSN 0718-1043. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-10432004002700004.
This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the Tiwanaku problem in Arica (Northern Chile), with the "excuse" of the rediscovery of an exceptional vessel that was excavated by G. Focacci in the funerary site Az-71a (valley of Azapa). Most significantly, this painted piece represents the antique image of the "Lord of the Scepters", topic that has not shown up in Tiwanaku pottery, but more typically, in stone sculptures from the altiplano. It would be, in fact, the only object of this sort so far known for the entire altiplano sphere of distribution. The uniqueness of this piece leads us to reflect on the so-called "Tiwanaku Expansion", and more specifically at that which would have taken place in the Westerns Valleys region of the South-Central Andes area. We reviewed and registered existing ceramic collections and their iconography with this in mind, putting particular attention to those pieces found in the peripheries of the Titicaca State, and with a special focus on those found in the valley of Azapa
Palabras clave : Tiwanaku expansion ; "Lord of the Scepters" ; valley of Azapa; pottery; style.