Lot 4
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Moche Copper Mask Early/Middle Intermediate, ca. 300 B.C.-A.D. 300

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
8,750 USD
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Description

  • copper
the large eyes inlaid with shell and stern expression of tightly closed lips, adorned with separately attached earspools and a row of five owl's heads placed as a headband, the face covered with remains of attachments for further ornaments, and with a medallion suspended below the chin.

Provenance

Andre Emmerich Inc.
Joyce Strauss Collection, acquired from the above

Exhibited

New York, Sun Gods and Saints, Art of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Peru, Andre Emmerich Gallery, December 6-31, 1969, no. 48, illus.

Literature

Alan Lapiner, Pre-Columbian Art of South America, New York, 1976, Fig. 349

Catalogue Note

For a similar copper mask, see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 1987.394.722
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