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Creator Nationality: South American; Peruvian
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, South Coast, Paracas
Title: Headdress Ornament
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -30
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: c. 300 BC-AD 200
Creation Place: Peru, South Coast
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: hammered and embossed gold-copper alloy
Dimensions: Overall: 5.2cm x 4.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1940.510
Credit Line: The Norweb Collection
Context: A similar star-shaped metal ornament is present on a human-hair wig from a mummy excavated at the Paracas Necropolis site. The wig has tresses wrapped with colored yarns, and a long headband wrapped many times around the head. The star-shaped ornament is attached to the headband, and a circular metal ornament is attached to the braid.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1940.510
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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