Close up of part of winged llama and serpentine figures stone carvings on the Jinchunkala monolith at site of Konko Wankane, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Konko Wankane (also spelt Khonkho Wankane / Wakani) was an important Late Formative / pre Tiwanaku era ceremonial site in the Jachcha Jahuira river valley near Jesús de Machaca approx 30km south of Tiwanaku. The Jinchunkala monolith is the largest and most significant at the site. The winged llama figure / deity is similar to later carvings and figures at Tiwanaku. The 2 faces above it with serpentine bodies could be snakes or possibly young catfish (which are still found in marshes and streams near the site).
Photograph ID: Wakane2021_51
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