Description
FUNERAL HEADSTONE
Chancay Culture, Central Coast of Peru
Intermediate Recent, 1100-1400 AD.
H. 37 cm - w. 23
Wood, red, white and black pigments.
Head with triangular outline showing a face with large eyes
open surrounding a long hooked nose with underlined nostrils. Mouth
half-open framed by two dimples. Presence of a frontal band
underlined in slight relief. The base is composed of a long handle
Rectangular, allowing the head to be fixed on the funeral burden.
Provenance:
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970's
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FUNERAL HEADSTONE
Chancay Culture, Central Coast of Peru
Intermediate Recent, 1100-1400 AD.
H. 37 cm - w. 23
Wood, red, white and black pigments.
Head with triangular outline showing a face with large eyes
open surrounding a long hooked nose with underlined nostrils. Mouth
half-open framed by two dimples. Presence of a frontal band
underlined in slight relief. The base is composed of a long handle
Rectangular, allowing the head to be fixed on the funeral burden.
Provenance:
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970's