A Chancay Mask Peru, c. 1000 - 1460 AD ...
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DescriptionA Chancay Mask
Peru, c. 1000 – 1460 AD
Wood, the front painted with red pigment, remains of white pigments and a tar-like substance at the diamond-shaped eyes. The forehead wrapped with a band of natural camelid wool gauze overlaid with an openwork tapestry weave band of purple and red striped vertical bands between floating rectangles with interlocking J-shapes in either dark and light green or tan and red-brown, and some in a solid gold color. In good condition, erosion to lower edge and back, some pigment loss on the face.
James W. Reid, The Lee M. Elman Collection of Peruvian Pre-Columbian Textiles, 2007, Editorial Ausonia, Lima, Peru, page 27, top right.
Height: 10 inches
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