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A Masterpiece of Mochica workmanship in wood. Intricate carved scepter of important high ranked warrior. He stands clutching a mace club close to his chest. Inlaid adornments of Red Spondylus shaped for bracelets, belt and eyes. Necklace is made of Necur (mother-of-pearl) and green stones for pupils (warrior, jaguar and snakes).

A fearsome crouched Jaguar is perched over his head projecting intimidation with ears up, squinting eyes and canines exposed. Down is back shoulders are two long fanged serpents. Lower handle is tapered.

Beautiful overall patina with trace amount of root and microscopic textile fibers embedded into the resin.

Measures over 12"/30.48 cm.  15”/38.1 cm. Mounted on stand.

Condition: Choice Northern Peru. Mochica/Moche 400-800 AD.

Museum File Card included.


Ex Collection of Sam Johnson, Murfreesboro, Arkansas;  Ex Kevin Pipes Collection, Dandridge, Tennessee

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7,850. USD
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Large Moche/Mochica Wooden Scepter
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