Precolumbian Cuchimilco female figure, Chancay Culture, Peru, c1200-1400AD

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Seller: amphora_art_antiques (768) 100%, Location: Gardena, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183663269766 Item Description: Pre Columbian Cuchimilco female figure, Chancay Culture, Peru, c1200-1400AD. Black/brown pigment on face, arms raised. Hollow figure has vent holes on the sides, as well has holes to the ears. 7lbs The cuchimilco figures are unglazed terracotta figurines, created between 1200 and 1450 AD by the Chancay Culture which developed in the latter part of the Inca Empire. Ceramic guardian figures were important in Chancay culture. They normally come in pairs of male and female figures, with stocky, almost triangular shaped bodies and upraised arms. The figures are similar but have different painted decoration to indicate gender differences in dress. The exact function of these figures is unknown, but it is thought that they may have acted as guardians to the tombs of the Chancay people, or as companions in the afterlife. Approx. Measurements: 22.25" Height Condition: Very good condition, commensurate with age. No repairs or cracks, some scattered chips. We have a fine selection of quality items for sale at Amphora Art & Antiques. International as well as domestic customers are welcome - please contact us with questions regarding shipping or listings, and we will assist you quickly.All items can be inspected in-person or are available for pickup from our large Gardena warehouse with no additional fee or charge. The authenticity of all items listed are guaranteed to be as represented - all efforts are taken to ensure accurate and descriptive condition reports and photographs.We reserve the right to use another shipping carrier other than what is listed to ensure your purchase arrives safely. Fedex cannot ship to a P.O. Box. Please contact us before or upon purchase if you have a preferred shipping carrier. Condition: For a condition report of this listing, please view our item description and photos below. Please contact us with any inquiries or questions., Material: Pottery

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