Pre-Columbian WARI FEATHER / WOOD EARRINGS EARSPOOLS

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  • Sold Date: Apr 24, 2007
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Pre-Columbian

WARI FEATHER / WOOD EARRINGS-EARSPOOLS

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When most people consider the ancient empires of the Andes Mountains in South America , the Incas are generally the first to come to mind. Few people know, the Incas were actually the most recent, or the final, empire to rule in South America .

The Wari people spread to every corner of Peru , eventually conquering the entire country. The capital of the Wari Empire is located near the city of Ayachuco , Peru .

Before the Incas, t was the Wari or Huari Empire which lasted for about 400 years from 700 AD to 1000 AD, four times longer than the Inca Empire. After the decline of the Wari people, the Incas begun their conquest defeating the Wari. However, the Wari king convinced his people that the upper class Wari people were just like the Incas, too good to be under Inca rule. This caused the Wari to flee to the lower jungles of the Andes .

Item Information:

Origin: South Coast Peru

Culture: Wari or Huari

Culture Date: 700 A.D. - 1000 A.D. Approx.
Dimensions: 5.91" x 3.94"
Provenance: Private Collection
Condition: GOOD