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Tiwanaku Bone with Elaborate Iconography
Down (child)
All Items: Peru: PEWI-121

A large Tiwanaku Llama Bone engraved with an array of beautiful elaborate iconography. The main dignitary portrays Viracocha holding ritual feasting objects. Above his head are two seated highly ranked individuals in ceremony. Lower portion is heavily stylized with zoomorphic imagery and geometric designs. These bone objects were associated with personal adornment and the display of wealth. Altiplano region, Lake Titicaca. Ca. 650 to 1050 A.D. Measures 7.5”/19.05 cm in height. Mounted on wood base, metal frame stand.

Condition: Choice

Provenance: Ex H. Johnson, H & D Enterprises; Ex L. Schaefer; Private Florida Collection

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