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Chavin Inlaid Bone Ornaments

$4,500

A pair of beautifully carved bone plaquettes each in the form of a profile head of the jaguar deity having a large fanged mouth.

SKU: PE-090 Categories:, ,

Product Description

A pair of beautifully carved bone plaquettes each in the form of a profile head of the jaguar deity having a large fanged mouth. Eyes inset with mother of pearl and dark brown pupils. Overall medium buff-brown surface patina. Tiny perforation in the center of the forehead for attachment. Both were split vertically down the center and reglued, minor chip reglued to the top of one headdress. Black metal mount. Private California collection.

Additional information

Origin

Peru

Dimensions

2 in