A Moche Copper Amulet or Finial, Late Classic Period, ca 800 - 1000 CE
Regular price950 USD
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This very unusal Moche solid cast copper finial amulet shows the head and torso of a man who is drinking from a libation cup (kero). He wars a distinctive round cap and a large loop protrudes from his back whcih is attached to a jug that probably contained the ceremonail drink “Chicha”, a type of maize beer.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: ex: Klassen Collection, thereafter private Canadian collection acquired in 2009 from the Estate of Joel Malter, (his Collection # 1535).
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