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Cup

Object Number:60-4-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chimu
Provenience: Peru
Lambayeque
Illimo
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Tomb
Section:American
Materials:Jadeite
Gold
Technique:Inlaid
Height: 16.2 cm
Outside Diameter:8.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mirko Sors, 1960

Description

Gold with turquoise inlay. Flat base, straight sides flaring slightly to rim; cup is set into a base 4 cm high, also flat-bottomed and straight-sided. Decoration: band of fret in relief below rim (actually background is depressed rather than pattern raised); three bands of depressions (circular, rectangular, irregular) on sides of cup and two bands (mostly circular) on sides of base, each with turquoise inlay (21 present, 18missing); most of the inlays are drilled in at least one place; beading around each depression (a few beads missing). Turtle in relief on inside bottom of cup proper. On outside base, diamond-shaped motif each side slightly curved with scroll ends; each scroll and center of motif pierced.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Artifacts in Bloom ( Nov 1999 - Nov 1999) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 191 Top row, centerView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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