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Chavin - Cuspinisque carved bone Ear Pendant

Chavin - Cuspinisque carved bone Ear Pendant

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1227074

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Peruvian Pre Columbian bone ear pendant from the Chavin - Cuspinisque culture. This wonderful piece carved as a shamans face in the middle of transfiguration to jaguar , with inset green and black stone eye, this would have been a pair . Similar pair being offered at a well known Pre Columbian antiquities dealer in NY city. Some what stable condition but not wearable without some kind of backing. Size 1 3/4" by 1 3/4" deposits staining decomposition from extended burial . Provenance Old Los Angeles collection 1960s