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An outstanding decorated anthropomorphic blade. Made of copper in traditional Vicús fashion. Symbolic in material, technique and form. Head is depicting the fierce god - Ai Apec. Detail casting with shell embellishments for eyes and teeth. Heavily encrusted verdigris patina with sparkling crystals. Another feature worth noting - there are visible patterns of embedded feathers captured on one side of the blades surface. North east coast, Peru ca. 400 B.C -500 A.D.

Measures: 4.75”/12 cm in length by 2.5”/6.35 cm in height

A similar Vicús gilded mask is housed at the Museo Chileno De Arte Precolombino, No. MCHAP 0162

Other similar examples: Ref. Cobre Del Antiguo Peru, plates 151-154.

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Vicús Copper Axe “Ai Apec”
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