La hauteur de cet objet est 37.5 cm.
The height of this lot is 37.5 cm.
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CHIMU WOOD FINIAL
CHAN CHAN, CA. A.D. 1100-1400
Of flaring trapezoidal form, slit at the sides and filled with rattles, richly carved on each side with a 'classic 'warrior's' head wearing a tall, openwork headdress inlaid with a standing warrior flanked by zoomorphic creatures, the whole richly inlaid with mother-of-pearl and orange spondylus, staff lacking.
Such ceremonial staffs with rattles descend from the long tradition of Andean interest in music-drums, trumpets, pan flutes and rattles. Depicted in ceramics they are proof of the varied instruments that were commonly used.