**Originally Listed At $1200**
Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Cavernas, Paracas culture, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. A hand-carved wooden scepter of a type used by lord-kings in the Paracas culture. The scepter has an elongated rod shape and is incised with repeating diamond-shaped panels filled with characteristically abstract avian and fish forms figures. The handle and body are separated by a thin hammered sheet of 88% gold (equivalent to 21K+ gold), and the handle end is comprised of an abstract saurian figure in relief. Size: 18.5" L x 0.7" W (47 cm x 1.8 cm); 5.35" H (13.6 cm) on included custom stand; quality of gold: 88% (equivalent to 21K+).
Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection
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