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Lot 5: Chimu or Chancay Copper Applique Fragment - Two Birds(22 views)
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Pre-Columbian, Chancay or Chimu culture, Peru, ca. 1200 to 1450 CE. This is a punch-decorated copper applique fragment, broken at the bottom, with a design that looks like two birds with long, downsloping beaks (toucans?) in profile. An item like this was made to decorate a fine piece of clothing. Size: 3.5" W x 5.4" H (8.9 cm x 13.7 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Piscopo Collection
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Condition Report: Breakage along the bottom with a jagged edge; designs are clear. Dark patina, slight encrustation.