South America - Paracas Culture - Pair of Ceremonial Turban Tassels, Spindle and Bone Comb
Antiquities - South America
GBP (£) 150 - 250
EUR (€) 170 - 290
USD ($) 190 - 310
Sold for (Inc. premium): £115
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.
Ex old English collection.
Cf Richard F. Townsend 'The Ancient Americas'.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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