A Moche Bone and Copper Atlatl Grip. c. 400-550 ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Moche Bone and Copper Atlatl Grip
c. 400-550 AD
Very rare section of a ceremonial atlatl with bone grip carved in form of a feline with left eye inlaid with shell (right missing), an attached gold foil mouth, and remains of six copper rings around the neck and body, two copper bars under chin. Inside the copper tube is the original wood. The bone is attached to the copper shaft with copper nails or rivets. In very good condition, as found, the gold foil loose on the mouth, missing the right eye inlay, corroded copper and wood. Mounted to a custom metal base.
David Bernstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Length: 6 ¼ inches
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
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