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Lot 0453
**Originally Listed At $1500**

Pre-Columbian, Peru (south coast), Nazca culture, ca. 100 BCE to 800 CE. A beautiful pair of ceramic panpipes, painted dark red, with ten pipes each. Although they are repaired, most pipes still play well. Panpipes were a crucial part of Nazca ritual, played alongside clay trumpets, drums, and rattles. For example, there are vessels with drawings of musicians/shamans playing this style of instrument, surrounded by cacti (representing hallucinogenic drugs made from the San Pedro cactus), obviously in a ritual procession. Indeed, it seems that panpipes were crucial for a shaman to act as an intermediary between the worlds of the spirit and the everyday. Size: 5.75" W x 13.75" H (14.6 cm x 34.9 cm); 14.5" H (36.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection; ex-Artemis Gallery; ex-private Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA collection

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#132997

Condition

Each has been repaired and restored from a few large pieces. Each is still playable.

Starting Bid

$650

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Gorgeous Nazca Redware Panpipes - Matched Pr

Estimate $1,500 - $2,250
3h
3m
25s
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