Funerary mask

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Culture/People
probably Chimú (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
José A. Gayoso (José Galloso), Non-Indian, 1898-1970
Seller
José A. Gayoso (José Galloso), Non-Indian, 1898-1970
Object Name
Funerary mask
Media/Materials
Gold
Techniques
Hammered, stitched, repoussé
Dimensions
17.5 x 27 x 2.5 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Jayanca; Lambayeque Province; Lambayeque Region; Peru
Date created
AD 1200-1400
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of José A. Gayoso (1898-1970, a landowner in Chongoyape, Peru, who sidelined in excavating and selling antiquities); purchased by MAI from José Gayoso in 1930.
Catalog Number
17/8581
Barcode
178581.000
See related items
Chimú (archaeological culture)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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