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Moche Lord Statue w Semi-Precious Stone Inlays - 2.75 inch

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Moche Lord Statue w Semi-Precious Stone Inlays - 2.75 inch

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Visage of the Moche Lord of Sipan hand-made of Peruvian 950 sterling silver and inlaid with semi-precious stone and shell such as turquoise, spondylus, and mother of pearl. Beautifully detailed roping design surrounds the bottom edge of the stand and bead-like patterns surround the head. Symbols of sun and moon are inset on the stand. Handcrafted Peru.
SKU: j911-49
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  • 2.75" H x 1.5" W

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The Lord of Sipan, of the Moche culture, reigned approximately 200 A.D and died about 40 years of age. . His tomb was uncovered in 1987. Sipan is located in northern Peru, close to the coast, in the middle of Lambayeque Valley, 35 kms. east of Chiclayo. Four tombs were found in Sipan's Huaca Rajada, a mausoleum built by the Moche culture that ruled in the area from the time of Christ to 700 AD, centuries prior to the Incas. 

Discovery of the tomb was dubbed “The Golden Wonder” by Time magazine, and National Geographic covered the finding in an article called “Discovering the Richest Tomb in the New World.” It represents the most important archaeological finding of recent times, and the collection has traveled throughout the world in a series of impressive expos in Europe, the USA and Japan. 

Sipan's treasures show us the Moche culture's mastery of metallurgy and quality use of several metals: gold, silver, copper and precious stones unrivaled in the Americas including masks, necklaces, earrings and other elaborate jewelry.