23 May 2007
THREE CHAVIN GOLD PLUMES
CA. 800 - 500 B.C.
the hammered headdress ornaments of thin section, with tapering shafts flaring into a broad petal, one centrally cut forming double plumes; each pierced for attachment.
Heights 8 1/2 in, 9 1/2 in. and 8 in. (21.5 cm., 24.2 cm, 20 cm.) (3)
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Post Lot Text
Cf. Emmerich, fig. 8.
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