Description
FUNERAL HEADSTONE
Chancay Culture, Central Coast of Peru
Intermediate Recent, 1100-1400 AD.
H. 34 cm - W. 24 cm.
Wood and remains of red pigments.
Under a frontal band underlined in relief, eyes wide open.
framing a long hooked nose. Presence of a small mouth slightly
open and two dimples protruding from the nose. The base is composed of a
short rectangular handle. On the reverse side, there are six attachment holes.
to fix the head on the funeral burden.
Provenance:
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960s-1970s.
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FUNERAL HEADSTONE
Chancay Culture, Central Coast of Peru
Intermediate Recent, 1100-1400 AD.
H. 34 cm - W. 24 cm.
Wood and remains of red pigments.
Under a frontal band underlined in relief, eyes wide open.
framing a long hooked nose. Presence of a small mouth slightly
open and two dimples protruding from the nose. The base is composed of a
short rectangular handle. On the reverse side, there are six attachment holes.
to fix the head on the funeral burden.
Provenance:
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960s-1970s.