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Lot 0489
**Originally Listed At $600**

Pre-Columbian, Southern Peru, Inca hinterlands (Chucu), ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. A lovely plaque carved from chalky-white limestone with well-defined corners and smooth faces. The obverse features an applied decorative program of mica-based pigment formed into red stripes enclosed within a pair of light-blue stripes atop a cream-hued ground. Plaques like this were placed as offerings to Pacha Mama and Pacha Papa (Mother and Father Earth) to ensure health among the livestock and among human inhabitants of the clan. Size: 6.25" W x 6.8" H (15.9 cm x 17.3 cm).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hillberg collection, California, USA

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Small chips to corners and obverse face, with light fading to original pigmentation, and light abrasions, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Early Inca Chucu Stone Plaque w/ Tri-Color Motif

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