A charming miniature Capacocha female effigy. They were made from the cherished orange Spondylus shell. They would have been covered in clothing and placed with the sacrificial child as an offering to the god. Nicely detailed throughout. Ca. 1400 AD. Height is 1.75″ / 4.44 cm—excellent condition with deposits.
Displayed on custom wood pedestal. Overall height is 5”/12.7 cm on stand.
Provenance: Ex M. Schmitt – Amiguet’s Ancient Art. Ex-Private California collection
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