Moche Wooden Earmuffs Depicting A Warrior Figure, D. 8,0 cm, Ca. 200-500 A.D. - Wood - Moche culture - Peru

Description
Moche Wooden Earmuffs Depicting A Warrior Figure, D. 8,0 cm, Ca. 200-500 A.D. - Wood - Moche culture - Peru
Good condition, used with some signs of wear

MOCHE WOODEN EARMUFFS DEPICTING A WARRIOR FIGURE (SET OF TWO) CIRCA 200-500 A.D.

MOCHE CULTURE
CIRCA 200-500 A.D.

CULTURE
Moche Culture. Lambayeque Valley, North Coast of Peru. Circa 200-500 A.D.
Found between Chiclayo and Trujillo, probably Cayaltí or Chepen, Lambayeque, Peru.

MEASUREMENTS
Circa 8,0 cm diameter.

WEIGHT
Circa 45,0 gram.

MATERIAL
Wood, spondylus, turquoise, sodalite, shell and stone inlay.

CONDITION
Stable condition, one ball missing. In original burial condition. Appealing brown burial patina, traces of corrosion, minor hard sediment deposits.

PROVENANCE
Acquired by Yanto Alexander Fine Art, since 20 August 2013 to the present.
Private Collection of Mr. Michael J. Vaupel, Miami, Florida USA.
Acquired in 2000 to 20 august 2013.
Formerly in the Private Collection of Mr. Gloria Lisset Reyes Garcia, Miami, Florida USA.
Acquired in the 1960`s - 1970`s to 2000.
Ex. Private Florida Collection.
Acquired circa 1960`s.
Private South American Collection of Mr. Razeto.
Acquired in the 1950`s to 1960`s.
Acquired before 1950.

DESCRIPTION
One pair here portrays an Moche wooden earmuffs (Set of 2), D.8,0cm, depicting a Warrior head figure, wearing an elaborate headdress, dating back to circa 200-500 A.D. Carved form wood, with spondylus shell and stone inlay. One ball from the ear spools is missing.

Moche artists worked tiny pieces of highly valued materials such as shell, turquoise, and other blue-green stones into mosaics on the large circular frontals of ear ornaments.

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Lot details
Object
Moche Wooden Earmuffs Depicting A Warrior Figure, D. 8,0 cm, Ca. 200-500 A.D.
Ethnic group/ culture
Moche culture
Region/ country
Peru
Material
Wood
Sold with stand
No
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Dimensions
8×8×0 cm
Weight
45 g
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