Anthropo-zoomorphous breastplate

Mid-Magdalena Valley (Tolima) - Middle Period-1/700

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

This figure, which combines the ears and tail of a feline figure with the wings of a bird and possibly a human face and the skeleton of a fish, brings together in one object the multiple powers that are important to today's Indian shamans.


  • Title: Anthropo-zoomorphous breastplate
  • Creator: Mid-Magdalena Valley (Tolima) - Middle Period
  • Date: -1/700
  • Physical Dimensions: w105 x h192 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Lost wax casting and hammering in gold
  • Finding: Colombia
  • Accession number: O04662

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