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Moche nose ornament

2018TG5011

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Moche sheet golden nose ornament.

Crescent shaped centre with four mythical animals.

Size:13,5 x 8 cm 

Material: Sheet Gold

Period: c. 300 - 600 AD

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  • Nose ornaments made of precious metals were worn by the elite in Peru beginning in the middle of the first millennium B.C.; they remained in fashion for over a thousand years, until about 700 A.D. Among the Moche people of the north coast, they were an essential part of royal costume.