Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Sican-Lambayeque, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. Fifteen animal votives made from very high quality silver sheet (95% to 96% silver) - primarily birds and sea creatures - sharks, fishes, sting rays, sea birds catching fish, crabs, and other fauna. Size: longest (crab on lower left) measures 3.5" L (8.9 cm); ensemble measures 11.75" H (29.8 cm) on included custom stand. Precious metal quality: 95% to 96% silver.
Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Gary Drimmer collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Normal indentations and minor nicks/losses to peripheries. Nice age patina. Unable to weigh as these are attached to a museum-quality stand.