Made and cut out in 3” circles from 16-18K hammered sheet gold, this beautifully decorated pair (102.116HD) of matched Precolumbian bangles is attributed to the Chimu horizon of Peru, c.1000-1400AD. In excellent condition with some minor wrinkling and bending, the Precolumbian native goldsmith decorated the museum quality set by utilizing the repoussee technique. The center image is a bird framed by sun-like and feathered rays, around which are two encircling rows of designs. On the innermost row, the repeated image of a bird’s head faces left in an unending march. The outer row is made up of a completed link of gracefully cresting wave-like forms. Light weight and flexible, these could be easily adapted for contemporary wear either as a set of earring bangles or individual pendants by surrounding each in a heavier gold bezel. A superb example of Prehispanic gold work that escaped the melting pots, the pair comes with a folder of documentation and previous ownership, a small display card, a map highlighting the area where the Chimu ruled, and a certificate guaranteeing authenticity from HD Enterprises.