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South America - Paracas Culture - Pair of Ceremonial Turban Tassels, Spindle and Bone Comb

Antiquities - South America


LOT 631

Estimate
GBP (£) 150 - 250
EUR (€) 180 - 290
USD ($) 190 - 310

Sold for (Inc. premium): £115

SOUTH AMERICA - PARACAS CULTURE - PAIR OF CEREMONIAL TURBAN TASSELS, SPINDLE AND BONE COMB

Circa 1,500 AD. Ceremonial display objects from the Paracas penisula in southern coastal Peru, comprising a pair of cord turban tassels each with a shaft covered in woven fabric depicting geometric lozenge shapes in several colours on white and red backgrounds; the tassels formed of red cords with frayed ends and one with the thin cord suspension ties attached. TOGETHER WITH: a carved bone flat comb (165 mm long) with five teeth AND a spindle with a dark-toned bone tapered shaft (180 mm long) bearing a shaped clay whorl. 180mm long. Very fine with good colours.

Provenance
Ex old English collection.

Literature
Cf Richard F. Townsend 'The Ancient Americas'.

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

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