Size: 4.25" x 4" in diameter
|Cast Directly From Original
Exclusive to Echoes In Time
Material: , mounted on custom wood plaque
||Name: CARVED MACE HEAD CANDLEHOLDER (gray)
Time: c. AD 1000
Location: Chavin Culture, Northern Peru
Although Gothic in appearance, the original of this primitive candle holder was carved on the other side of the world over a 1000 years before Europe's Gothic period began. It is molded directly from an ancient stone macehead carved by the Chavin de Huantar people in north central Peru. The Chavin were the first of the several great Andean cultures, and were a severe and brutal people. This piece, originally sculpted from a single piece of stone and painted with red cinnabar, is an example of the weaponry they used against an enemy. Even today the artistry of the Chavin works in gold, ceramics and stone is astounding. Despite its intended use, this powerful stone carving illustrates both the surprising artistry of the Chavin and their extraordinary skill with stone.