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|Item-Description:||Stone head from the Chavin civilization (900-200 BCE) Northern Peru|
|Origin:||Northern Peru - Chavin|
|Dimensions:||Height 22 cm|
|Age:||Archaic, 900 - 200 BCE|
|Provenance:||CollectedLima Peru 1974|
|Notes:||The now extinct, pre-historic Chavin civilisation existed in the Northern Peru Andes from around 900 BCE to 200 BCE. The culture is best-known from its principal archaeological site, the Chavin de Huantar temple, which served as the cultures political and religious centre. The temple complex is most famous for its “tenon heads”, carved heads of deities set into the temples walls.|
This is an extremely rare example of a Chavin head carved in limestone.