**Originally Listed At $500**
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A fine ensemble of intriguing items from the ancient Chancay. First are two small beads formed from cast-copper and hammered copper sheets, and a copper pin bears a stylized avian finial. One textile fragment boasts a large and abstract avian figure in brown and blue hues atop a cream ground. Another textile fragment has circular and T-form motifs in pink, white, and yellow hues. The last textile fragment exhibits burgundy, wheat, and turquoise hues in dense linear motifs with an abstract zoomorphic figure in blue in the lower corner. A small stone bead is shaped like a traditional tumi. A carved wooden figure displays netted clothing as well as faded black and red pigment comprising the facial features. Size of largest (wood figure): 3.5" W x 11.25" H (8.9 cm x 28.6 cm); size (frame): 14.125" W x 14.25" H (35.9 cm x 36.2 cm).
Provenance: private California, USA collection; ex-Arte Primitivo, New York, USA, 2000s
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All textile items are fragments of larger pieces. Small losses to copper beads, slight bending to pin, losses and insect damage to wooden figure, and fading to original pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout, and nice patina on copper items.