Sihuas Gold Embossed Headdress Ornament


Sihuas Gold Embossed Headdress Ornament

A Pre-Columbian Sihuas gold embossed headdress ornament decorated with a central face with outstretched arms and surrounded by a series of circles. There is a smaller face above. The shape of the headdress has a long central part which rises above two smaller side peaks.

Peru, Sihuas III, Southern Andes.
Ca. 100-700 AD.
Height: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm).

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Daniel Rifkin, acquired prior to the 1970s.

Inv#: 7298


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