Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Horned Serpent Down in the West Texas Town of El Paso

I really do like that texas beyond history website.
I happened on a zigzag horned serpent image or two:
Artists reconstruction of sacred clowns in ceremony around a campfire. Painting from mural at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Photo by Susan Dial.
 Fourteenth-century kiva murals, dating from about A.D. 1350, include a number of elements similar to those of the Jornada Mogollon: note the plumed or horned serpent, masked dancer, and a possible face with horn cap to the left of the dancer’s left hand. This drawing by Kay Sutherland (see “Spirits from the South,” published in 1996 in The Artifact) was adapted from images by Bertha Dutton at the Anasazi Kuaua Pueblo, and used here courtesy of the El Paso Archaeological Society.

A mash up:

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