This is an extremely interesting artifact. It has quadruple imagery. The figures almost resemble a northwest totem. There is a different image when you turn the face upside down. There is also double imagery to the faces on the side. The same face is repeated at both ends of the stick. A lot of thought and work went into this beauty. The paint is very bold and strong. It is extremely well patinated. Carved from wood, it is 14 1/2" long. It has some stress cracking of the wood and both tips are broken off, but it is a solid piece. It is from Chancay, Peru C1000AD-1400AD. An overall beautiful example of pre-Columbian carving and artwork. This was purchased from Royce Hubert, a Pre-Columbian dealer from Panama. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5OjTS4XpBw.