This sculpture depicts an elk with its internal organs. The X-Ray rendering may have been used for a hunting magic, or it may be part of a shamanistic ritual involving deconstruction and rebirth. From the American southwest.
This sculpture depicts a man with a shield and a spear. From the American southwest.
This sculpture is a fertility symbol depicting coitus. Given the hard life in the southwest and the fragility of many communities, the generative process was considered to be of great religious significance since it meant the difference between existence and extinction. From the American southwest.