Chimu Silver Effigy Beaker


Chimu Silver Effigy Beaker

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Each with a stylized human face, repousse features on a single sheath of silver, distinguished by large, rimmed eyes, hooked nose, and a small mouth, one with a smiling expression, the other with crosshatched coiffure extending down the back. Silver beakers decorated with human faces were made from single sheets of metal or with soldered seams. The were probably used for drinking chica, a fermented corn liquor. Heights: 6 1/8” and 7 5/8” (15.7cm and 19.3cm) Provenance from the collection of Jean-Eugene Lions

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1300-1500 A.D.




618 in