A South Coast wood ceremonial leeboard, Ica Valley region, Late Intermediate Horizon, ca. A.D. 1100-1400
Alan Lapiner, 1960's
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This large 'remo' made from the hard algarrobo wood, features twelve figures and a combination of hummingbirds and long-beaked water birds along the side. The openwork lattice design depicts the various types of complementary sealife crucial to sustaining agricultural production in its use as fertilizer. For similar examples see Menzel (1977: fig. 8A and 9), and Sotheby's, May 17, 2002, lot 213.