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May 5, 2018

Moche Burial Mask


Made of copper, gilded copper, shell, and violet-colored stone.

Peru, A.D. 525-550.

In the collection of the Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan, Huanchaco, 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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