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Item Details
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Culture
Colombia, Sinú style, 5th-10th Century
Title
Staff Head
Work Type
Metalwork
Date
400-1000
Material
cast gold
Measurements
Overall: 7.5 x 3 x 7.5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Description
These finials probably fit over the ends of wooden staffs, emblems of rank. Unique to the Sinú area are finials with an image, often a bird, at a right angle to the base. This orientation suggests that the finials served as the finger grips of ceremonial spear throwers.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Intermediate Region
Department: Art of the Americas
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 Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1947.25_print.tif
SSID
24630496

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