In The Inca’s Grave [Ecuador]
In The Inca’s Grave [Ecuador]
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In The Inca’s Grave [Ecuador]

c1880-1885. Pencil drawing, signed “H. Perring” lower right, artist, caption, date and text on typed label attached to frame verso, 15.7 x 20.7cm. Tear to image upper left, slight foxing, old folds. Framed.

Text verso reads “Sectional sketch of a ‘huaca’ or Inca or Indian burial mound as opened on or near the ‘Anasque’ estate. The property of Edward Illingworth Esq. of Sta. Rita [Santa Rita] on the River Daule, Ecuador, and vouched for by him. The clay urns or jars containing the bodies were luted together with clay. Almost immediately upon exposure to the air the bones crumbled to dust. The burial urns as well as the smaller figured ones, further contained clay pots for the reception of food, in some cases also ornaments & clay figures.” Provenance: Ray Hughes estate.

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Item #CL194-52

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  Other currencies

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