Peru, Ica Valley?, Paracas / Ornament / c. 300 BC-AD 100Peru, Ica Valley?, Paracas
c. 300 BC-AD 100

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Creator Nationality: South American; Peruvian
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, Ica Valley?, Paracas
Title: Ornament
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: -30
Creation End Date: 100
Creation Date: c. 300 BC-AD 100
Creation Place: Peru, possibly Ica Valley
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: hammered and embossed gold-copper alloy
Dimensions: Overall: 8.8cm x 4.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1940.513
Credit Line: The Norweb Collection
Context: With its grinning mouth and long, protruding tongue, the face embossed on this fragmentary ornament resembles linear images painted on mummy masks and woven on doublecloth tunics and mantles. Both painted mummy masks and doublecloth garments are most often found in the Ica Valley, a short distance south of the Paracas Peninsula. The ornament's original function is uncertain.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1940.513
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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