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Old 7th January 2019, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Gold Museum of Peru and Arms of the World

A wonderful collection. With world arms not just marvels from ancient Peru. It will take time give you a taste of what is there. 3 pics to get start. Ancient stone axe and some modern stuff.
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Old 7th January 2019, 10:41 PM   #2
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An axe and super one piece bronze star club with some other bits and bobs.
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Old 7th January 2019, 10:57 PM   #3
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Give any tsuba a good hiding.
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Old 7th January 2019, 11:32 PM   #4
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Some people have a yen for this kind of thing
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Old 7th January 2019, 11:41 PM   #5
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Bits and pieces here and there.
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Very impressive. Thanks so much Tim for sharing.
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Interestingly varied collections.
I'm not sure how or if this applies to any of the weapons in their collections, but back about 20 years ago it was determined that the vast majority of their collection of pre-Columbian gold artifact were in fact fake.
https://www.forbes.com/2002/01/09/0...ml#4a5809e2285f
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Old 8th January 2019, 05:48 AM   #8
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Thank you for sharing those pictures, some interesting items in the arms collections. What is the story behind the ethnographic arms from around the world - was this someone's personal collection that was donated to the Museum?
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Old 8th January 2019, 06:12 AM   #9
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Good stuff Tim, thanks for posting.
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Old 8th January 2019, 07:08 AM   #10
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Thank you Tim! I remeber there was a place in the wall saying "turkish weapons". Do you have a photo of that part?
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Old 8th January 2019, 06:43 PM   #11
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Much more to add. Interesting the fake claims. Something easy to say and once sad sticks around. I must admit I was surprised at the quality of craftsmanship on a lot of it when compared to what's in the archaeology museum. Saying that how strong is the analysis it could be falable but the shout is out.

Another thought why use old gold pieces to make new ones. Did the old gold pieces have no value?

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Thank you for posting these. I have an interesting Pre-Columbian artifacts from Vera Cruz, Colima, Peru, Valdivia Nazca . One is a "shaman in flight"no weapons


Like David said, many of the Pre-Columbian artifacts are fake. I was fortunate to have mine vetted by a Pre-Columbian expert. Most of mine came from Lew Deadmore Col (deceased)
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Indeed the Larco has been tarred by the same brush though to my eye the quality of artistry was supreme.
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Thank you for sharing those pictures, some interesting items in the arms collections. What is the story behind the ethnographic arms from around the world - was this someone's personal collection that was donated to the Museum?

It seems like the entire shabang was somebodies personal collections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_...ms_of_the_World
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It seems like the entire shabang was somebodies personal collections.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_...ms_of_the_World


Thank you. Cannot comment on the Pre-Columbian artifacts, but the arms collections is quite impressive.
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There's more to come it really is huge and I only took few snaps.
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Beautiful collection! The crystal handle on the daggers are incredible in the last picture.

I had a horse head dagger similar in the same picture, but gave it to a friend. It had a type of name that escapes me.
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