Pair of Chimu Gold Appliques: Musicians and Attendants

 

11683. Pair of Chimu Gold Appliques: Musicians and Attendants

Peru, North Coast Circa 600 to 1200 AD.

Two near matched annealed sheet gold ornament groups, each depicting a central figure with headdress, tunic, earrings, and nose ring holding bells in each hand, flanked by two smaller figures with large headdresses crowns. Cut, folded and applique construction with pins at bases for insertion/attachment. Size: 2 inches Height x 2 inches Wide each. Provenance: From a Darien, CT Collection by descent; Germany before that.
Published Capturing The Sun, Master Craftsmen of Ancient Mesoamerica, gallery exhibition October 2017

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