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Pre-Columbian Chimu Gold Mask With Scar

$25,875

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A large sheet gold mask depicting a stylized human face having an individually fashioned and applied nose. Large low relief repousse eyes and rectangular mouth. Long rectangular ears with rounded lobes having a simple beaded lobe border and pointed ear tips. Perforated along the upper edge and ear lobes, for attachment to the mummy bundle. Two ancient staple repairs on the left hand side of the face and through the right eye. Excellent patina on the reverse side of the mask with root marks. Normal bends and creases throughout the mask. Some minor edge losses and imperfections. Ancient people on earth surrounded themselves with treasures, mostly fashioned from gold, not out of motives of greed, but because they believed the proximity of gold could confer on them some sort of eternity. Custom base with interior supports to protect the nose from crushing. Provenance: Estate of Robin Roberts, NY.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Pre-Columbian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Gold,Repoussé
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1000-1400 AD
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    San Pedro Garza Garcia, MX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PE-2611stDibs: LU317239546863

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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