Wari Staff Deity Cup
A Pre-Columbian Wari (Huari) (Pachacamac style) cup with staff deity wearing an elaborate headdress, his face modeled in relief.
The Huari (Wari) culture of the Andean highlands eventually dominated most of the Peruvian coastline until they were succeeded by the Inca.
cf.: Susan E. Bergh, Wari Lords of the Andes, (Cleveland, 2012) Fig 122 pg. 139; Helmut Schindler, The Norbert Mayrock Art Collection from ancient Peru (Munich, 2000) page 132 and 133
Formerly in a New York private collection.