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Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000 to 1470 CE. A bichrome hollow-molded terracotta figure with raised arms and a boldly painted face mask of red-orange markings. The figure presents an intricate pattern on his/her headdress and body, and is adorned with a triple-strand beaded necklace in low relief. Such large Chancay figures often possess a simplified body, with small vestigial arms raised to the sides. The purpose of such figures is unknown; however, as they have been frequently discovered in Chancay graves, some scholars argue that they may have represented a symbolic companion to accompany the deceased into the afterworld. Size: 11.125" W x 13.625" H (28.3 cm x 34.6 cm)

Provenance: private Colorado, USA collection

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Missing tip of one finger. Repaired from multiple pieces with losses as shown, some visible adhesive at the break lines.

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