Wari wooden false head


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Rare and exceptional Wari False Head.

Inlaid with bone and shell, all origional.

Price: € 5.000,--

Size: 20,30 cm  ( 8"inch )

Origin: Central highlands, Peru. Middle Horizon 650 to 1050 A.D.

Material: Shell, bone and wood

Provenance: U.S.A. collection

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  • Possibly for an upper elite woman. Wood plank form with inlaid bone teeth and eyes.

    Purple Spondylus shell pupils. Headband is decorated with engraved repetitive avian motifs which is one of the Wari symbolic rule of power. 

    Ref: Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, 2014, Personal Effects: Elite Wari Women and their Attire, in: Castillo de Huarmey. El mausoleo imperial wari.

    This item is presented  in partnership with, an U.S.A. dealer, specializing in High quality Pre-Columbian art.