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Silvered Copper Figural Pendant, Chimu

Silvered Copper Figural Pendant, Chimu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre 1492: Item # 549113

Please refer to our stock # 102.53HD when inquiring.
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There is surprising detail on this 7/8” tall figural pendant (102.53HD) that was cast in copper and surfaced in Pre-Columbian days with a light silver coating. Attributed to the Chimu horizon of Peru, dating c.1000-1400AD, the amuletic character (a dancer or healer?), wearing a breechcloth, stands with legs slightly bent, and his remaining single arm flexed at the elbow with hand extended to the front (the left forearm is missing). A small ring at the top of his head appears to have been used for suspension, but the large ring at the front of his triangular and pop-eyed face may have been intended for decoration only, or had some special significance. The pendant, in good condition except for the aforementioned missing forearm, and fairly heavy loss of the silver-plating exposing the underlying copper, can be worn today. It comes with a small display card, a map of Peru highlighting the Chimu area, and our certificate guaranteeing authenticity. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced!