Seller: vidurainc (840) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 320840114655 MUSEUM QUALITY Moche Gold Nose Ornament This is a 2000 year old peace of art! Early Moche, ca. 100 B.C.-100 A.D. 3-1/4”H. X 6”W. Gold broadwing nose ornament, repousse decorated with fighting iguanas and a crab in between. The iguanas have long curved tails, extending to the wing tips, a row of spikes along their spines. Possibly representing the Iguana and Crab clans in Moche society. End of one tip professionally reattached and a minor 1/8” restoration to the edge, otherwise intact, overall exc. cond. Custom lucite mount. Piece is reasonably priced, the current auction estimate is $5500 to $6500 Provenance: Ex. Arte Primitivo Ex Private N.M. collection. Ex. private CA. collection. Winner will also receive a certificate of authenticity from Arte Primitivo A part of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to Oxfam America and funds will go toward helping the people suffering in East Africa. Please check out my other auctions for quality Ancient art.