Nazca Gold Cuff with Embossed Faces
A Pre-Columbian Nazca gold cuff bracelet embossed with two rows of faces or masks.
The Nazca culture thrived on the southern coast of what is now Peru. Artistically the Nazcas are distinguished by their bold abstract designs in both ceramics and textiles. Their pottery was of fine thin walled design and was painted in as many as thirteen different colors depicting an array of naturalistic and mythological motifs.
Formerly in the Jean Eugene Lions collection, St. Tropez, France, since the 1970's.