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