Standing Dignitary - Wari Culture Peru

This absolutely adorable figure is a historical figurine called Standing Dignitary . It is made with wood, shell , stone and silver

It is from the Wari culture in Peru South Coast

The Wari civilization flourished in the coastal and highland areas of ancient Peru between c. 450 and c. 1000 AD.

Based at their capital Huari, the Wari successfully exploited the diverse landscapes they controlled to construct an empire administered by provincial capitals connected by a large road network.

This figurine is Currently located at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Robert La Prelle