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Auction Closes At: 11:58:01 10/18/2021
Time Remaining: 2Day(s) 4Hour(s) 54min(s) 42sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 287. Chimu Gold Parrot Ornaments (2)
Estimate Price: $1,500-$2,500
Current High Bid: $250.00

Category: Pre-Columbian Art
Sub Category: Gold pre-Inca
Culture or Country: Chimu.
Period: Ca. 1000-1250 A.D.
Size: 1-1/4L., 3 gms.

Description: Matching pair of gold alloy parrot ornaments, hollow body construction, each depicting a parrot with a rounded body. Attached long tapered tail-feathers and wings cut from gold sheet extending outward, and heads facing forward with repousse details. The birds each present expressive visages with wide-open circular eyes and a large hooked beak. Traces of red cinnabar that remain in the recesses of the design. Both are intact, exc. cond.
Provenance: NYC collection; Ex. Alan C. Lapiner to Veracruzana Inc. NYC 1960s; to Edward H. Merrin Gallery, Inc., 1970s.
Shipping Fee:
National: $25.00
International: $75.00

Chimu Gold Parrot Ornaments (2)

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. argonlax $250.00 1 10/15/2021 7:32:48 PM

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