Lot 0109

Rare Huari Polychrome Carved / Painted Wood Shield

Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Huari (Wari) culture, ca. 1000 CE. An extremely rare example of a hand-carved wooden shield that is composed of two halves that were at one time cinched together with braided fibers. The circular shield has four drilled binding holes on either interior periphery, smooth exterior peripheries, and an obverse... more

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