DescriptionMoche Tumbaga Mask with Dangles
Ça 100-800 AD
Gilded copper with shell and stone eyes inlaid
3" High x 3" Wide
The Moche developed excellent techniques for manipulating copper and gold. This mask, showing a helmeted ruler with stern expression, is brought to life by realistic eyes, inlaid with shell and stone. Dangles were suspended from perforations around the figure's chin. One of the dangles remains. The mask was worn as a pendant and the dangles would have caught the sun when it was worn. Tumbaga: 49.8 grams.
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