Wari Double Bird Headed Gold Plume
A Pre-Columbian Wari gold feather plume worked with embossed designs and cutout decoration of two birds standing on Puma heads with serpents in their beaks.
Peru, Central Coast.
The Huari (Wari) culture of the Andean highlands eventually dominated most of the Peruvian coastline until they were succeeded by the Inca.
Cf. a similar plume in the Berlin Museum measures 8 ¾? and is illustrated in WARI - Lords of the Andes, fig. 216.
Formerly in the collection of Robert Sonin.