Copper ornaments fashioned for a ceremonial garment. Shaped and hammered copper sheet
with perforation holes for attachment. Central half-moon shaped backflap segmented
in three pieces. Four separate double headed Jaguar repousse motif focalized around
a humanoid figure. Eight additional rectangular and step shaped parcels. Arranged
in a 12"/30.48 cm by 16"/40.64 cm by 3”/7.62 cm. black shadowbox glass display case.
Restored 2005. Very Fine Condition. Chimu, Upper Moche Valley region, Peru. ca. 1100-1450
Comprised from 98.9% copper, 1.03% tin and .07% zinc.
Extremely rare for its entirety - Valued personal ornaments of a highly ranked Chimu
warrior priest. The elite society distinguished themselves by wearing fine clothes
and elaborate paraphernalia of rank and ritual.