A perfectly preserved wooden figure has been found in northern Peru’s archaeological site of Chan Chan, the largest mud-brick city in the Americas, the Ministry of Culture reported Tuesday.

The researchers of the excavation work in the third stage of the "Recovery of the Huaca Takaynamo of the Chan Chan Archaeological Complex" project, pointed out that the object measures 46 centimeters long and 16 centimeters high and represents a human figure with a trapezoid-shaped hat decorated with seven vertical stripes of alternating light and dark colors.

The figure was found in the Huaca Takaynamo site, associated with the Chimú culture that lived between the 12th and 15th centuries, in Trujillo province of La Libertad department.