28a: A Lambayeque / Sican Copper Mask W/ Danglers
Pre-Columbian, Sican - Chimu Culture, North Coast Peru, ca 800-1000 CE. Monumental copper mask painted with red cinnabar stripes, having almond-shaped eyes and danglers attached underneath nose, ears, and on bottom of mask. Museum grade stand. Mask itself measures 14"H x 17"W.
Provenance: Ex-prominent Ian Arundel, proprietor of "The Curiosity Shop" on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1950-60's. His shop was the meeting place of all Famous Collectors in those years like the Arnebergs, Vincent Price, Proctor Stafford, John Wayne. Mr Arundel was a contributor of many exhibits at the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) in the 1950s/60s.
Professionally conserved and stabilized, slight losses.