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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: item # 1178131

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Moche Portrait Copper Face Mask
Pre-Columbian, Mochica Culture, North Coast Peru, ca. 100-400 CE. Copper mask having shell eyes with blue lapis pupils, owl head on forehead (symbol of Shaman, can see in the darkness, Guide to Afterlife). Remains of textile wrapping. Custom museum-quality stand. Mask itself measures 3"H x 4-1/2"W, professionally conserved.

Provenance: Ex-Robert Sonin Collection (one of THE most famous Pre-Columbian Gold Expert).

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