Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, ca. 1000 BCE. This remarkably finely carved human bone served as a sniffing tube once used in hallucinogenic rituals. Art imitates life here, as the iconography depicts a shaman transitioning into a jaguar. Shamans indeed used hallucinogenic substances to perform such transitory rituals. 3"H x 1"W Provenance: Ex-Leonard Kaplan Collection All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.