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A large funerary mask from the Chancay culture, ca. 900 - 1470 AD. Central Coast Peru. Made from the softer Alder tree. 3 dimensional integrated face/head panel and neck. Traditional wide homogeneous face. Remnants of dark red Cochineal pigment on frontage, and white paste to both eyes and mouth. Some antiquated surface loss, otherwise solid and intact. Nose and pupils restored. Measures 13.25"/33.65 cm H. 9.5"/24.13 cm W. 5"/12.7 cm in depth. Similar examples in  Pre-Columbian Art of South America, Lapiner.

15.5"/39.37 cm in Height with original vintage stand.

Provenance: Ex King WI

All Items: Peru: PECH-110
Large Chancay Burial Mask
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2,450. USD