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Chimu Gold Double-Sided Appliqué of a Warrior - PF.1248
Origin: South Coast of Peru
Circa: 1100 AD to 1400 AD
Dimensions: 2.125" (5.4cm) high x 1.75" (4.4cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Gold

$6,800.00
Location: United States
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With incredible detail, this ancient gold jewel depicts a warrior with the wings and talons of a hawk. Though recognizably human, he seems to possess the predatory strength and swiftness of the bird. Crafted in the repousse technique, the applique shows both the front and back views of this fantastic creature. In ancient Peru, great warrior cults often chose powerful animals or birds as their guiding spirits. This was perhaps an insignia of office or a badge of rank for a great leader. Though small in scale, it glows with a power undimmed by the passage of time. - (PF.1248)

 

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