Massive Vicus/Early Mochica Gold Gilt Bronze Ceremonial Pectoral

Massive Vicus/Early Mochica Gold Gilt Bronze Ceremonial Pectoral, circa 400-200 B.C., approximately 16.2 inches in diameter.  An extremely rare ceremonial pectoral that was possibly worn by a Mochica high priest, and could have been used in a ceremony known as the "Presentation Theme".  Some textile deposits indicate that this piece was also deposited within a mummy bundle.  A ceremonial object that is seldom seen on the market.  Ex: Judith Small Nash collection, New York, circa 1980's-1990's.  Ex: Alvin Einbender collection, Ketchum, Idaho, circa 1990's-2000's.  Ex: Private New York collection, circa 2000's.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com   $6,875.00