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Lot 0104A
Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 700 CE. A group of eleven metal discs, made of tumbaga (gold and copper alloy), with two of them lacking a center hole but having a slightly convex shape. These items were finely made by Moche artisans to be sewn onto the clothing of nobles and royalty. Comes in custom framed box. Size of largest disc: 2.4" W (6.1 cm); size of frame: 12.15" W x 8.1" H (30.9 cm x 20.6 cm).

Provenance: Ex-Wolfgang Pogzeba collection, ex - Forest Fenn collection.

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Minor losses as shown, with some areas of green patina. Mounted in a frame.

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Group of 11 Moche Gold Tumbaga Discs

Estimate $900 - $1,500Feb 9, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA