A finely made Chancay Cradleboard litter – kupulwe. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, a solid clay figure is nicely wrapped using a cotton textile blanket, secured with string and carved spool-type finals on wood beams. Coarse human hair is braided and intertwined between cross-members to assemble the platform. A substantial amount of personal care has been given in its construction.
A large original piece was reattached to the left side of the face and legs. Minor loss to tip of nose, otherwise overall excellent condition. Lima region, Peru 900-1400 AD. – Extremely Rare
Measures 12.5″/31,75cm in height un-mounted. 13.25”/33,65cm with custom metal stand.
Private California Estate Collection.
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