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Ornament with Figure
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Item Details
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Culture
Central Andes, Wari style
Title
Ornament with Figure
Work Type
Jewelry
Date
600-1000
Material
shell, stone, and metal (silver?)
Measurements
Overall: 6.6 x 3.6 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in.)
Description
Affixed to a section of white shell is the image of a Wari dignitary, assembled of carefully carved mosaic elements. The purple and pink shapes are made of shell, while the green is serpentine. The spots on the figure's tunic are probably pyrite, which was originally smooth and reflective.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Andes
Department: Art of the Americas
Gallery: 232 Andean
Provenance: John Wise, Ltd.
(John Wise, Ltd.)
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys, gift of their daughter Helen
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1944.291_full.tif
SSID
24592948

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