Lot: 152

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Masket of an owl, c. 300 BC - 300 AD

Peru, Moche / Viru, early / middle Mochica, Loma Negra style

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hans Marcus (1912-1992), Düsseldorf, Germany H: 2.5 inch This object is not available anymore.

copper sheet, cut and folded, surface with a green cupric oxide patination, inlay (bone)

The Moche people were among the most skilled and innovative metalsmiths in the Americas. The Moche valued copper highly and placed copper items in important burials.

This object is subject to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Protection Act. Export documents are required for export (subjected to a fee)