The Yossef Maiman Collection - Important Pre-Columbian Pottery and Textile Hammeriste and In Cooperation with David Ben Ami Andres Auctions (Antiquities license number 299)

An Engraved Wooden Panel, Chimu, Peru, 900-1470 CE

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Start price: $1,000

Estimated price: $2,000 - $3,000

Buyer's premium: 22%

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A trapezoidal panel made of a piece of soft wood that originally formed the back of the throne on the ceremonial litter of a Chimu nobleman. its front side is richly ornamented with depictions of parrots, pelicans , waves and geometrical motifs. The panel was attached to the other parts of the litter by strings, there are 19 holes perforated on its edges, some of which contain preserved pieces of wool cord.

Height: 65 cm; width: 81 cm; thickness: 2.5 cm

For more details on this lot refer to the following number in the link: num 100 (

Provenance: Jean Pierre Cottier and Fiorella Cottier-Angeli, Geneva, Switzerland. Purchased by Yossef Maiman between 2000-2008. Estate of Yossef Maiman.

Literature: Makowski, Krzystof, Rosenzweif, Alfredo, Diaz Jimenes, Maria Jesus, Offerings for the Afterlife – Peruvian Textiles from the Maiman Collection, Kal Press LTD, Israel, 2006.

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