Gold Mask

unknown1st century - 3rd century

Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

This burial mask of a ruler is the so far oldest one of the Moche civilization. It originates from the Huaca de la Luna on the North coast of Peru and was attached to a funerary bundle wrapped in textiles.


  • Title: Gold Mask
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1st century - 3rd century
  • Physical Dimensions: w21 x h26 cm
  • From the early stages of the Moche civilization.: Peru
  • Provenance: Linden-Museum
  • Type: Gold mask
  • Rights: Linden-Museum, Foto: Anatol Dreyer

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