Ancient Chimú 'Sea Birds' Ear Spools 005389

Ancient Chimú 'Sea Birds' Ear Spools 005389
Ancient Chimú 'Sea Birds' Ear Spools
Silver, 18.14 grams, 46.05mm and 45.39 mm. Circa 1200 - 1532 A.D. Two beautifully designed hollow silver ear spools. The face of the spool is decorated with a large sea bird and the remaining area with dots; one shows traces of the original cotton thread. These would have originally been worn through a perforated ear lobe of a high status Chimú tribesman.

 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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