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Viru-Mochica Copper Figural - King Rowing to Afterlife

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Viru-Mochica Copper Figural - King Rowing to Afterlife
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**Originally Listed At $2000**

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Viru-Moche Transition, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. Skillfully cut and crafted from copper sheet, a sculptural depiction of a Lord-King crossing the ocean, rowing into the Afterlife, with palm trees at the far side of the raft. The king is adorned with five danglers upon his visage and his facial features and nipples are delineated in repousse. He holds an oar in both hands - amazing that both the boatman and his oar have survived the tests of time! Set in a custom lucite display case. Size: 3.5" H (8.9 cm); 9.5" H (24.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950s to 1960s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#146287
Condition
Expected age wear. Some loss to leaves of palm trees. Gorgeous green patina.
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Viru-Mochica Copper Figural - King Rowing to Afterlife

Estimate $2,800 - $4,200
Oct 14
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0164: Viru-Mochica Copper Figural - King Rowing to Afterlife

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Est. $2,800 - $4,200Starting Price $1,200
CLEARANCE | Ancient & Ethnographic Art
Thu, Oct 14, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0164 Details

Description
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**Originally Listed At $2000**

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Viru-Moche Transition, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. Skillfully cut and crafted from copper sheet, a sculptural depiction of a Lord-King crossing the ocean, rowing into the Afterlife, with palm trees at the far side of the raft. The king is adorned with five danglers upon his visage and his facial features and nipples are delineated in repousse. He holds an oar in both hands - amazing that both the boatman and his oar have survived the tests of time! Set in a custom lucite display case. Size: 3.5" H (8.9 cm); 9.5" H (24.1 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950s to 1960s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#146287
Condition
...
Expected age wear. Some loss to leaves of palm trees. Gorgeous green patina.

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