Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

2 Requay Tupos

2 Requay Tupos

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1377291

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Arte Xibalba
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A rare matched pair of Recuay gilded tupos from Peru, ca. 1 – 650 AD. These beautiful mantle pins are 5-3/4” long and depict a pair of serpents. The eyes are inlaid with red Spondylus shell on both sides and much of the gold layer remains intact.

Cf. De Lavalle “Cobre”, page 406.