Lot 103
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A Tall Sicán Gold Beaker, ca. A.D. 900-1200

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

finely repousśe with two wide bands of a myriad of aquatic life, with narrow bands of birds between.

Provenance

John Wise

Paul Tishman

Exhibited

New York, World's Fair, World of Ancient Gold, 1964-1965

Catalogue Note

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.
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