**Originally Listed At $650**
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A wonderful doll with bound plant fibers comprising the interior structure and clothing made from tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in hues of crimson, marigold, fuchsia, cobalt, cream, and coffee. The figure stands atop a pair of slender legs, wears a colorful red-and-yellow dress adorned with abstract mirrored birds, and has a twisted blue-and-white belt knotted across the midsection. The head is covered by a thin textile mask with red, yellow, and pink geometric panels that, together with a petite mouth and diamond-shaped eyes, create an expressive visage. The head is covered by a gauze-like veil in light and dark brown hues, and the elegant coiffure drapes to her shoulder blades. An attractive example of a child's doll from ancient Peru! Size: 5" W x 12.2" H (12.7 cm x 31 cm); 12.875" H (32.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Tucson, Arizona, USA collection, acquired between 1950 and 1985
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Minor loosening and fraying to some fibers on dress, belt, and veil, with light staining and fading to original coloration, and slight bending to overall form of internal structure, otherwise intact and very good.