Lot 12
  • 12

Sicán Gold Beaker with Frogs ca. A.D. 900-1100

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • gold
deeply repoussé with eight frogs forming two bands, each with legs spread to the side and large feet flexed, the backs marked by circles and concentric lines behind each eye. 

Provenance

John Wise
Acquired from the above by the present owner's family in 1968

Letter from Junius Bird, American Museum  of Natural History, New York, to John Wise, December 27, 1967 concerning four frog cups, which includes the subject cup and lot 10

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