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Chimu Silver Effigy Beaker

$8,000

SKU: PE-185 Categories:, ,

Product Description

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

Additional information

Circa

1300-1500 A.D.

Origin

Peru

Dimensions

618 in