306a: A Collection Of 60 Ancient Peruvian Amulets
A very fine collection from virtually every major Peruvian culture, ca 1000 B.C. to 1500 A.D. Represented are stone, shell and pottery amulets from the Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Chimu and Inca cultures. Highlights include an important Moche greenstone monkey with inlaid eye, a number of Nazca spondylus shell amulets in various animal forms, a Moche pottery amulet in human form and several fine north-coast shell amulets mostly in bird form. Sizes range from a large of 2" L to a small of a very rare and petite 3/8"H. Comes in wooden display case.
PROVENANCE: Ex-private UK collection acquired by owner's grandfather in Peru in the period between 1923 and 1925. A fabulous and rare collection.
All intact and most in choice condition.