Chavin Culture Utensil, c. 1200-400 B.C. Northern Peru 7 1/4" h x 1 1/2" w x 5/8" d bone
The custom made metal stand is included. The piece measures 10" high x 2" wide x 2" deep on the stand.
Ancient spatula from the Chavin culture of northern Peru, c. 1200 to 400 B.C. This ornate bone implement was used in to inhale hallucinogenic powders. Decorated with images of two musicians at the base. Above is a shaman blowing a shell horn back to back with a mythical serpant.
Today, Chavin de Huantar is an archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts constructed beginning at least by 1200 B.C. and occupied by later cultures until around 400-500 B.C. by the Chavin, a major pre-Inca culture.