Chimú style (900-1470)
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Hammered gold alloy
Diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)
James Albert Ford Memorial Fund 1938.429.1
These gold discs, each with the image of a richly dressed Chimú lord, originally were attached to the fronts of ear ornaments equipped with long, thick shafts that passed through the ear lobes. Such ornaments were important markers of wealth and elite status.
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