Peru, North Coast, Chimú style (900-1470) / Ear flare / 900-1470Peru, North Coast, Chimú style (900-1470)
Ear flare

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Creator Nationality: South American; Peruvian
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, North Coast, ChimĂș style (900-1470)
Title: Ear flare
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 900
Creation End Date: 1470
Creation Date: 900-1470
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: hammered gold alloy
Dimensions: Diameter: 8cm, Overall:
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1947.180.2
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund

North Coast ear ornaments typically have a long shaft that balanced the weight of the glorious frontal. This pair illustrates ChimĂș interest in the sea, which had great economic and religious importance. On the shafts are bands of seabirds and waves, and a similar pattern edges the frontals, which were altered in modern times. Originally solid disks, the frontals' centers were cut out and a dotted band was added to the rim.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1947.180.2
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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