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May 10, 2018

Moche Octopus Frontlet

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Gold, chrysocolla, and shells.

Peru, 300-600 A.D.

In the collection of the Museo de la Nación, Lima, Peru.

Currently on display in the spectacular show "Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through May 28, 2018.

[via the New York Times]

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