Chimu Pendant, Central Coastal Region of Peru, 10th – 15th Century
A fascinating complete pendant, worn as a decorative attachment, presumably over a tunic. The piece measures 1’ 3” x 4” (including the fringe) and is in good condition. The imagery seen represents animals, probably birds that have a distinctly raptor like appearance The textile probably dates to circa 1400.
The Chimú were the residents of Chimor, with its capital at the city of Chan Chan, a large adobe city in the Moche Valley of present-day Trujillo city. The culture arose about 900 AD. The Inca ruler Tupac Inca Yupanqui led a campaign which conquered the Chimú around 1470 AD