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Pre-Columbian, Peru, Huari/Wari, ca. 600 to 1000 CE. A large round wooden ear spool inlaid with an intricate shell mosaic depicting a warrior figure in motion. The shell boasts hues of shimmery cream and pink. One eye is inlaid wit a blue-green shell or stone, perhaps turquoise. Overall, a very impressive and remarkably preserved piece of wearable art! Size: 1" x 1.875" in diameter (2.5 cm x 4.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex Boston, MA collection acquired before 1975

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Missing some of the shell appliques, else good to excellent.

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Rare Wari Wood and Shell Ear Spool - Warrior Figure

Estimate $600 - $900Jan 18, 2018