A Tall Sicán Gold Beaker, ca. A.D. 900-1200
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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finely repousśe with two wide bands of a myriad of aquatic life, with narrow bands of birds between.
New York, World's Fair, World of Ancient Gold, 1964-1965
Marine iconography is abundantly portrayed in Sicán and later Chimu elite objects. The mythic origins of both peoples feature the leaders arriving by sea. See L'Or du Perou (1988:137, no. 130), for a beaker with similar aquatic iconography.