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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.

All Items: Peru: PEWI-108C
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