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A large funerary mask from the Chancay culture, ca. 900 - 1470 AD. Central Coast Peru. Made from the softer Alder tree. 3 dimensional integrated face/head panel and neck. Traditional wide homogeneous face. Remnants of dark red Cochineal pigment on frontage, and white paste to both eyes and mouth. Some antiquated surface loss, otherwise solid and intact. Nose end and pupils restored. Measures 13.25"/33.65 cm H. 9.5"/24.13 cm W. 5"/12.7 cm in depth. 15.5"/39.37 cm on vintage stand.

Provenance: Ex King WI

Similar examples in Pre-Columbian Art of South America, Lapiner; The death mask at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands. No. 38787

All Items: Peru: PECH-110
Large Chancay Death Mask
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