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Lambayeque, Middle Horizon
900-1100 CE
20.1 cm x 10.8 cm (7 15/16 in. x 4 1/4 in.)

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Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 68, cat. 383.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 1, p. 199-201, pl. 46.

Easby, Dudley T. 1959 Golden Treasure from the New World: Pre-Columbus: South American Fortnight. Neiman Marcus, Dallas. cat. 47.

Shaw, Thurstan 1975 Discovering Nigeria's Past. Oxford University Press, Ibadan, Nigeria. fig. 12.

Exhibition History
"Golden Treasure from the New World", Nieman-Marcus, Dallas, TX, 10/18-10/31/1959 (catalogue # 47).

"Ancient Treasures of Peru", Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, 1/22 - 3/13/ 1960 (catalogue # 11).

"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, September 1960 to July 1962.

"Gold: The Quest for New World Riches". Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 3/7 - 5/20/1987.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Robert Stolper, New York (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1957.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1957-1962.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.

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