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Tiwanaku Bone

A well executed bone talisman. Portraying a dignitary holding ritual feasting objects. Stylized with interlocking Frets pattern on lower half. This engraved idol resembles the Ponce Stela at Tiwanaku. Dark impacted dirt in the incised area creates the contrast in this Llama bone. Hole drilled from top to bottom for suspension. Altiplano region, Lake Titicaca. Ca. 650 to 1050 A.D. Measures 2.5”/6.35 cm in height.

Condition: Choice

Provenance: Ex-H. Johnson; Collection of L. Schaefer; Private Florida Collection

All Items: Peru: PEWI-115
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