Peruvian Gold Alloy Mask

Peruvian Gold Alloy Mask

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Caption: Ancient gold alloy mask (with copper corrosion) of the Vicus culture (200 BC - 300 AD), featuring shell eyes and pupils; Museo Oro del Peru. The Vicus people lived in the Piura region of Peru, and were known for their work in ceramics, copper and gold.

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