The Jaguar of Lima, shown here, is part of the collection of
the Gold Museum, in Lima, Peru. The hollow golden piece, estimated to be about 2100 years old, was
1925 after heavy rainfall originating in an El Niño event washed out a side of the Huaca of
Pampa Grande, in Lambayeque, Peru, exposing a mummy bundle. The piece shown here is part of
a necklace made with seven similar pieces.
The other six pieces are now exhibited in six
museums of the United States, Canada, and Europe.
is attributed to the Late Cupisnique/Proto Mochica civilization (See
The Little Golden Jaguars
of Pampa Grande).