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2: A Moche Copper and Shell Mask, Ex-Sonin

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Description

Pre-Coumbian, Mochica Culture , North Coast Peru, ca. 100-400 CE. Portrait style face mask handcrafted in thin copper sheet; having shell eyes and lapis pupils, owl head on forehead being symbol of shaman who can see in the darkness / guide to the Afterlife. Remain's of original textile wrapping. 3"H x 4-1/2"W.

Provenance: Ex-Robert Sonin Private Collection (most famous gold authenticator in US!)

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Condition

Choice, save a bit of minor wear to shells.

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Estimate $6,000 – $8,000
Starting Bid $4,500
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