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Knife

Object Number:60-4-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chimu
Provenience: Peru
Lambayeque
Illimo
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: tomb
Section:American
Materials:Jadeite
Gold
Silver
Credit Line:Purchased from Mirko Sors, 1960

Description

Silver with gold overlay. Semicircular blade with straight shaft rising from flat top of blade. Two wide gold bands on each face of shaft. Large human face in gold overlaid on each side of end of shaft; one of the faces has earplugs like 60-4-2 and -3, the turquoise missing from the left one; features of faces and a scroll ornament on the foreheads in relief. The silver probably originally was extended to form a rayed headdress. Beaded collar below neck of each face may indicate inlay decoration now missing.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Philadelphia Discovers: Discovery Ball (04 May 1985 - 04 May 1985) View Objects in Exhibition

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