×
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0138E
Pre-Columbian, Huari/Wari culture, Peru, ca. 6th to 9th century CE. A beautifully preserved, dark wooden tray with a large, shallow, rectangular depression for preparing hallucinogenic drugs to be used in rituals. At one end, the depression is open, while at the other two expertly carved jaguars perch, standing, their faces almost touching, forming a handle. Size: 2.7" W x 5.5" H (6.9 cm x 14 cm); 5.6" H (14.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#140779

Condition

Stable crack at center and a few smaller stable cracks on the lower part of the body as a result of the natural aging process. Otherwise in remarkable condition for such an old piece of wood with excellent preserved form and detail.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Huari Wood Snuff Tray w/ Two Jaguars

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA