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RARE EARLY MOCHICA WOOD STAFF
CA. 300-100 B.C.
The fragment from a long staff carved along the neck with two addorsed heads of ferocious jaguars with large bat-like ears, eyes inlaid in hematite and long bared fangs of bone, the finial in the form of a similar large, grimacing feline with prominent inlays for the teeth.