Lambayeque Death Mask

Incan Death Mask

Artifact # 96.2.286 Part of the Braches Peruvian Collection.
This is by far our favourite artifact. It is most likely a death mask used to cover the face of a high status Inka person after their death. There is a lot of information about Inka mummies on the web and in the library. Visit our links and further reading page for places to find information on Inka mummies. Apparently once a year they were actually paraded down the street. Were the masks for public displays, for the gods of the afterlife or to discourage grave robbers? See what you can find out!!!!

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