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A Ceremonial Wooden Post Showing a Standing Male Holding a Cup, Chimu, Peru, 900-1470 CE

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Start price: $2,400

Estimated price: $5,000 - $10,000

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A wooden post/statue representing a standing male with a red-painted face and simple headdress. Many wooden figures depicting standing or seated men in rigid poses were found in important Chimu sites. Some of them probably served as grave makers, others were interred with the diseased. The bigger ones probably had some architectural function, they adorned entrances to the buildings.

Height: 127 cm

For more details on this lot refer to the following number in the link: num 101, p. 131 (

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., p. 131

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