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Ear Disc

Object Number:60-4-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chimu
Provenience: Peru
Lambayeque
Illimo
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: tomb
Section:American
Materials:Turquoise
Gold
Technique:Inlaid
Height: 1.6 cm
Outside Diameter:7.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mirko Sors, 1960

Description

Gold with turquoise inlay. Circular disc with cut-out center, around which is a wide band of six motifs like figure '8's with two holes. The center section has two narrow crossing strips of gold, supporting a small mass of copper (?) around a gold collar with heavy beading, in which the turquoise disc (which is drilled in its center) is set. Back of plug is heavy gold ring with rather wide flange.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Philadelphia Discovers: Discovery Ball (04 May 1985 - 04 May 1985) View Objects in Exhibition

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