The ancient Peruvian Nazca culture are famous for their geoglyphs (Nazca Lines). They were also skilled character designers! They lived in a powerfully creative cauldron of innovation.
While it is best left untouched, this stylised killer whale vessel would not look out of place as a logo for a multi-national company or a character on the latest award winning animation.
Look at the perfect circles for the eye detail and beautiful outlines, Adobe Illustrator eat your heart out!
I would like to ask the unknown ancient artist what is going on with the hand and chin. Answers on a postcard...
Anyway, I salute you mystery Nazcas!
The Museum of Larco Collection