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A metal beaker with widely flaring top and thickened rim.

History Of Use

Effigy beakers are found from Lambayeque on the far north coast to Ica on the south coast (Lechtman), although Chimu craftsmen traditionally have been credited with making them. Most of the beakers appear to be silver but metallographic tests have shown many are made of a silver-copper alloy.


Chimu-Inca Style, Late Intermediate Period; 1300-1532 C.E.

Item History

  • Made in Peru between 1300 and 1532
  • Collected between 1949 and 1966
  • Owned by Anonymous before May 4, 1981
  • Received from Anonymous (Donor) on May 4, 1981

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