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Precolumbian Figural Staff Handle, Peru

Precolumbian Figural Staff Handle, Peru

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Implements: Pre 1492: Item # 94410

Please refer to our stock # TF97.019 when inquiring.
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Measuring 23” in length, this heavy carved wood staff handle (TF97.19) displays at its top a seated, long-faced, and rather gaunt-looking male with a tumpline around his brow holding a small burden on his back. Attributed to the Paramonga of Peru, c.1100-1400AD, this may have been the burden-carrier’s walking stick and the image on top, a depiction of how he probably felt at the end of a long walk carrying his burden. Well weathered and patinated with some light splitting from dehydration, this interesting rare relic from the dry coastal area of Peru is in overall very good condition, with the exception of the missing bottom, and would make a provocative wall decoration or a nice type piece for the collector of Precolumbian or ancient woodworking art. It comes with a small display card along with a map of Peru on which the Paramonga area is highlighted.