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Rare Proto-Nazca Textile Doll / Tassel

Lot 0440
**Originally Listed At $600**

Pre-Columbian, Southern Peru, proto Nazca, ca. 400 to 100 BCE. A wonderful textile tassel in the form of a doll with an intricately woven face - perhaps anthropomorphic, perhaps zoomorphic - delineated in cocoa brown, tawny beige, rose red, white, and sky blue hues. The rose red tassel below is tied to form arms and a body. This tassel was probably used to decorate a headdress or garment worn during ritualistic ceremonies or dances. Set against an oat-hued fabric covered mount below a lucite and wood cover. Size: 4.875" W x 4.625" H (12.4 cm x 11.7 cm); 6.25" W x 8" H (15.9 cm x 20.3 cm) including frame

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

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Normal fraying and separation to some areas of the woven face. Some fading to coloration, but details are still quite discernible.

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Rare Proto-Nazca Textile Doll / Tassel

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Oct 17
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Louisville, CO, USA