Moche Ear Ornament

Moche Gold and Turquoise Inlay Ear Ornament
ca. A.D. 200-500

the long cylindrical shaft surmounted by a gold frontal inlaid with a mosaic of turquoise, and decorated with an applied gold warrior composed of carefully fitted sheets, holding a club and shield, with turquoise eyes and earrings, and flanked above by two sodalite avian warriors also holding clubs.
Diameter:  3 1/2  in (8.9 cm)
Length: 3 3/4 in  (9.5 cm)

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