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An exceptional Chancay funerary doll with false head. Finely made and unrivaled in size. Composed of wrapped reed, sticks and vegetal fibers. Head is a wooden plank painted red, eyes are diamond shaped in white with a separated attached nose in brown. Wears a yarn wig woven textile headdress embroidered with spiritual serpents. Gauze tunic and textile apron garment. Holds a textile bag with both hands, containing a large string ball. Measures 20"/50.80 cm in length. Extremely Rare. Chancay valley of central Peru. Ca. 1000 - 1250 A.D.

Ex. Hunt Fine Arts, NYC.

The majority of these dolls have been found in graves. Presumably not intended as toys but, to serve the dead.

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Chancay Funerary Doll
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3,850. USD