Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011

Ornament with Figure

Ornament with Figure


Shell, stone, and metal (silver?)

Overall: 6.6 x 3.6 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, gift of their daughter Helen 1944.291



Affixed to a section of white shell is the image of a Wari dignitary, assembled of carefully carved mosaic elements. The purple and pink shapes are made of shell, while the green is serpentine. The spots on the figure's tunic are probably pyrite, which was originally smooth and reflective.

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