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Lot 0477
**Originally Listed At $950**

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican / Lambayeque culture, ca. 750 to 1350 CE. A beautiful round pectoral made from a broad, thick ring of woven camelid fiber and decorated with a sequence of colorful fish inside of white diamond forms, made from shell seed beads. Fish iconography connects this with one of the most important aspects of Sican life, gathering resources from the sea. The Sican Deity was often depicted alongside symbols of the ocean. Made to be buried, worn by a deceased individual. Size: 7.9" W x 8.05" H (20.1 cm x 20.4 cm)

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex Arte Primitivo, New York, USA

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#132547

Condition

Wear to motif as shown, with roughly 40% of the beads lost. Cloth is in fragile condition. With nice patina from age and depositional environment.

Starting Bid

$650

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  • 24.5%

Sican / Lambayeque Shell Bead Pectoral

Estimate $1,500 - $2,250
3d
3h
12m
55s
$6500 bids
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