Description: A wooden mummy head with facial features carved in high relief and with a flattened raised forehead, the face painted red with the remains of inset shell eyes and pupils. The top of the head worn and age-related cracking of the surface, but stable, with a darker stain below the right eye, but a nice example with considerable presence. From the central Peruvian coastal area and reputedly found near Huarmey.
Size: 205 mm/8.8 ins. high
Culture: Huari, Peru
Date: c. 800 A.D.
Provenance: Previously in a New York State private collection.
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