Finely made Chancay kupulwe/Cradle board. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, a solid
clay figure is nicely wrapped using a cotton textile blanket, secured with string.
Carved spool type finals on wood beams. Coarse human hair is braided, intertwined
between cross-members to assemble the platform. A substantial amount of personal
care has been given in its construction.
Large original piece reattached in the left side of 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.