New World Acquisitions Fund, 1992.502.3
Three groups of figurines were discovered at Pikillacta, a large Wari site located near Cuzco, in the southern Peruvian highlands. They appear to have been deposited as ritual offerings, along with shells and copper rods. The figurines usually have impassive expressions, and stand upright with arms at the sides. Most wear long tunics (sometimes patterned), but their headgear is diverse. A few are portrayed as prisoners, or as warriors carrying weapons.
Individual figurines have been discovered at other Wari sites, so it is unclear whether this example comes from Pikillacta. The figurine wears a belted or two-part garment, perhaps indicating that it portrays a woman.