Pre Colombian Chancay Bichrome Rattle-Human Form, Ca 1000 to 1470 CE, # 954(105 views)
Description: Pre-Colombian, Chancay,Bichrome Rattle, Human Form, modern day Peru, ca. 1000 to 1470 CE. This is a hollow pottery rattle in the shape of a person -- it may be female -- lying on a pallet with arms outstretched. It is done in the distinctive Chancay style of black on white pottery. The palleted figure is a common image throughout the pre-Columbian world, known, for example, from the West Mexican shaft tomb cultural tradition. It calls to mind someone who probably dead, being carried to a burial site or ceremony. Although relatively little is known about the Chancay culture, their neighbors, the Inca, had a strong tradition of mummification and veneration of the mummified dead, including bringing the mummies of emperors to special events. The body on the pallet might represent the moving of a revered ancestor.*
Dimensions: 2" L x 4.9" W x 5.6" H (5.1 cm x 12.4 cm x 14.2 cm)*
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