The Sican or Lambayeque culture existed in Peru before the coming of the Incas. Many Sican lords were patrons of vast workshops where precious objects were created. At death, the elites were buried with many of those items. Pieces made of gold and silver were reserved for royalty while copper was used for the nobility. A hammered copper mask is highlighted in the upcoming Early Spring Fine Ancient & Ethnographic Art auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. The funerary mask has two copper projections that resemble wings and is decorated with 15 hanging pieces of copper. The auction house notes that this mask was made in the likeness of Naymlap, the traditional founder of the Lambayeque dynasty.
Also featured in the sale is a Roman sculpture from the Imperial period. Carved from white marble, the sculpture shows Cupid holding a large bird against his chest. Several pieces of fine art are also available, including an oil painting by William Draper. Titled Fields – Bridgehampton, Long Island, this piece was executed in 1967 and depicts farms and fields in Long Island’s Hamptons. Browse the full catalog for this sale and register to bid online on LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (156)
# of Lots:156
Price Range:$1,000 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Important Sican / Lambayeque Copper Funerary Mask|| Estimate: |
|Roman Stone Mosaic Long Panel Circular Motifs / Emblems|| Estimate: |
|Bactrian Stone & Shell Bead Necklace, ex-Christie's|| Estimate: |
|Etruscan Red-Figure Owl Skyphos w/ Lady of Fashion|| Estimate: |
|Huari Polychrome Textile Fragment - Falcon Staff Bearer|| Estimate: |