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Wari False Head Mask
Rare and exceptional Wari False Head. Possibly for an upper elite woman. Wood plank
form with inlaid bone teeth and eyes. Purple Spondylus shell pupils. Headband is
decorated with engraved repetitive avian motifs which is one of the Wari symbolic
rule of power. All original. Choice. Central highlands, Peru. Middle Horizon 650
to 1050 A.D.
Measures approx. 8” in Height.
Ref: Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, 2014, Personal Effects: Elite Wari Women and their
Attire, in: Castillo de Huarmey. El mausoleo imperial wari.