A well executed bone talisman. Portraying a dignitary holding ritual feasting objects.
Stylized with interlocking Frets pattern on lower half. This engraved idol resembles
the Ponce Stela at Tiwanaku. Dark impacted dirt in the incised area creates the contrast
in this Llama bone. Hole drilled from top to bottom for suspension. Altiplano region,
Lake Titicaca. Ca. 650 to 1050 A.D. Measures 2.5”/6.35 cm in height.
Provenance: Ex-H. Johnson; Collection of L. Schaefer; Private Florida Collection