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Lot 28A

28A: A Lambayeque / Sican Copper Mask w/ Danglers

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Description

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.

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Condition

Professionally conserved and stabilized, slight losses.

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Estimate $8,000 – $12,000
Starting Bid $5,000
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