probably Chimú (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Chan Chan; Trujillo Province; La Libertad Region; Peru
Probably excavated between 1922 and 1927 by amateur archaeologist Major Otto Holstein (1883-1934, U.S. Army, employed by the Northern Peru Mining and Smelting Company and president of the Trujillo Archaeological Society); purchased by MAI in 1927.
16 x 2 cm
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