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ARTEMIS GALLERY Chancay Painted Wood Figures - Male & Female

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Seller: artemisgallery (681) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381849026798 Chancay Painted Wood Figures - Male & Female Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A pair of Chancay/Huacho figures likely representing a husband and wife, both carved from wood, painted in red and black hues, and adorned with gauze turbans and textile wraps covering their bodies save where anatomy is exposed (Andean artisans are known for their textile production). Clearly the Chancay artisans employed a more primitive carving technique relative to the more advanced textile technique; however, the minimalist lines of the forms boast a certain charm and to the Huacho culture, the communicative and symbolic powers of these figures were most important. Custom stand. Size: each figure measures approximately 4.5" W x 14.5" H (11.4 cm x 36.8 cm) #80040 Condition: Generally excellent condition with male's leg broken and repaired, female's right leg about a half inch shorter than her left Provenance: Ex-private Derek Robinson collection, UK; ex-Stoddart collection, Oakton, VA, acquired late 1960's All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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