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1A: A Rare Chavin Stone Stele Section - Published!

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Description

Pre-Columbian, Chavin Culture, Peru 1200-1000 BCE. Stone fragment of a stele depicting a jaguar deity with big nose frills, ferocious claws and serpent-like sashes coming out of its mouth. Border on right side with typical Chavin glyph-like pattern. Museum-quality stand. Stele itself measures 19"H x 13"W x ~3"thick.

Published in the book, "Shamanism and Hallucinogenic Rites of the Chavin People," Denmark, Copenhagen. Exhibit done in cooperation with the Danish National Museum.

Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection.

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Condition

Fragmentary with surface wear, as shown.

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Estimate $9,000 – $12,000
Starting Bid $4,500
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