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Finely Incised Moche Silver Tweezer Pendant

$795.00
Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 700 CE. A small pair of tweezers with a finely incised checkered design on both exterior sides, made from a hammered sheet of silver folded in half and at edges. The use of metal in Andean cultures is spectacular and seems to have been associated with ritual rather than utilitarian purposes. Tweezers like these were just some of the multitude of silver, gold, and bronze objects placed into elite Moche tombs. Size: 2.2" L x 1.85" W (5.6 cm x 4.7 cm)

Condition: Repair at fold. Small amounts of tarnish and surface wear.

Provenance: Ex-Private Ventura County, CA collection

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