Skip to content

Cart

Your cart is empty

SKU: PJ2133

A Moche-Chimu Silver Sheet Bird Pendant
ca. 750 - 1000 CE

Sale price1,750 USD

This object qualifies for free USA shipping and a flat rate fee of $60 if shipping internationally.

Masterfully crafted from sheet silver, the small bird pendant features a head with a triangular beak and pronounced eyes, wings tucked and extending behind the body, outstretched feet with talons, and wedge-shaped tail, a small suspension loop with remnants of ancient cord between the wings. The body of the bird is formed from two separate sheets soldered together that open at the tail, cleverly forming a small pair of tweezers. In ancient Peru, tweezers were often cast into elaborate forms such as shells, human figures, animals, and birds as symbols of status and power. 

Dimensions: Length: 1 3/4 inches (4.44 cm)

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. Custom mounted.

Provenance: Joel Malter private collection, assembled in the 1980s, thereafter a private Canadian collection, acquired from the trade in 2007.

QUESTIONS? Just click the Contact Us tab on your right.

A Moche-Chimu Silver Sheet Bird Pendant<br><em>ca. 750 - 1000 CE</em>
A Moche-Chimu Silver Sheet Bird Pendant
ca. 750 - 1000 CE
Sale price1,750 USD