Peru, South Coast, Paracas, 3rd-2nd Century BC / Pin Ornament / c. 300 BC-AD 200Peru, South Coast, Paracas, 3rd-2nd Century BC
Pin Ornament
c. 300 BC-AD 200

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Creator Nationality: South American; Peruvian
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, South Coast, Paracas, 3rd-2nd Century BC
Title: Pin Ornament
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -30
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: c. 300 BC-AD 200
Creation Place: South Coast, Paracas
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: wood, yarn, resin paint
Dimensions: Overall: 12.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1946.76
Credit Line: Gift of John Wise
Context: Paracas headgear from mummy bundles sometimes incorporate human-hair wigs, wound with long headbands and slings. This pin, ornamented with a diminutive kneeling figure, may have been used like a hat pin, to hold the wrappings in place. Although poorly preserved, this object illustrates the use of resin pigment on materials other than ceramics.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1946.76
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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