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ICA WOOD STAFF
SOUTH COAST, CA. A.D. 1000-1350
The upper portion of a tomb staff with a cylindrical shaft covered with thick resinous red pigment, the upper portion deeply carved with a complex pattern of stylized avian heads with a "curl" motif below, the finial surmounted by a bearded shaman in a resolute posture, holding a "kero" in each hand, with diamond-shaped eyes, small, pursed lips, the face and torso with remains of red resin, wearing solely a close-fitting rounded cap once overlaid with feathers.