All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1195856 (stock #1835)
This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Metal CROWN from Peru, 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 14 1/4" (from end to end) X 3/4" ( 36.3 cm X 1.9 cm ). The Moche Civilization built massive sacred Huacas (pyramids). Ceramics were their main expression of art. The Moches created sculptural and plain paint-ornamented vessels of which, the most traditional and popular were the stirrup spout vessels...