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Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit – Wall Relief

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Deep in the unexplored depths of the South American Peruvian jungles, a great lost city, now known as the City of the Twin Serpents, was discovered in 1936 by British archaeologist and explorer, Dr. James H. Hemlock. It was the home of an advanced civilization previously unknown to western man, sharing many characteristics of ancient Mayan culture, though isolated for generations. Many artifacts were retrieved, catalogued and studied, and thought to be cursed by the so-called Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit. How the civilization came to an end is a mystery as no burial remains were found in the vicinity.

The expedition was cut short with the unexplained deaths of the excavators. All involved in the removal of artifacts were found dead in their tents, their veins swollen with snake venom, though no bite marks were ever found anywhere on their bodies. The sudden disappearance of Dr. Hemlock later that year further perpetuated the legend. Nearing the end of the expedition, a massive earthquake suddenly erupted and a great chasm opened across the central courtyard, slowly devouring the entire city, burying it deep forever beneath the earth. Only five of a crew of thirty escaped with their lives. The Peruvian government later proclaimed the entire area forbidden.

This artifact is one of only a few that were retrieved from the lost city. It is a stone carving retrieved from the massive slab that blocked the entrance to the city's sacrificial chamber. The Twin Serpent guardian spirit is personified on the carving as a disembodied face with owl-like eyes clutching two serpents in his enormous fists. Above his head, the image of death. According to Dr. Hemlock's documents, this chamber was used by two temple priests, who performed ritual sacrifices to the guardian spirit. The victims were dropped into a pit infested with thousands of venomous snakes. It was the natives' belief that this would give them another season of good harvest.

Landron Artifacts is proud to present this astounding piece. For reasons unknown to us, the curator of the J. H. Hemlock Museum of Antiquities was all too eager to be rid of this and other artifacts relating to the City of the Twin Serpents expedition. No explanation was given and they still won't return our phone calls. However, we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be given this rare opportunity and can assure you with complete confidence that these artifacts are NOT cursed.


Measures approximately 12" tall x 8" wide.

Hand crafted and meticulously hand-painted with a beautiful ancient stone-like finish.

Features sturdy wire loop for easy wall hanging.

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