Pre-Columbian Moche Bone carved Lime Container

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Seller: teutone69 (157) 100%, Location: Normal, Illinois, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 163803747234 Pre-Columbian Moche Bone carved Lime Container A Moche (100‒700 AD) lime container “calero” carved out of bone depicting a kneeing man holding a deer in his arms. The deer’s eye is inlaid spondylus. The pin is made of wood. The container is carved in fine details and has a nice patina. No damages to notice. See photos for details. Used for storing powdered lime, the Indians dabbed the lime, which adhered to the bone wand of the container onto coca leaves, the lime bringing out mild narcotic effect of the coca when chewed. From on old pre-1970s private collection. The container is 14 cm (5.5 in) high and 3 cm (1.2 in) wide. The spatula is 11 cm (4.3 in) long. Condition: antique, see photos, Material: Bone, Wood, Spondylus, Provenance: old private pre-1970s collection

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