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Pair of Earflares. Peru; Sican (Lambayeque) 9-11th century. Hammered gold, turquoise inlay. Archaeologists recently excavated a temple platform, where, almost forty feet below they found the tomb of a mighty Sican lord laid to rest with all the trappings of his power and wealth.

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Pair of Earflares. Peru; Sican (Lambayeque) 9-11th century.  Hammered gold, turquoise inlay.  Archaeologists recently excavated a temple platform, where, almost forty feet below they found the tomb of a mighty Sican lord laid to rest with all the trappings of his power and wealth.