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Appliqué in the shape of an anthropomorphous face

Tierradentro, Upper Magdalena Region - Middle Period-200/900

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

Realism and precision in the representation of features on this hammered, embossed object make one think of a portrait ornamented with face paint.

Details

  • Title: Appliqué in the shape of an anthropomorphous face
  • Creator: Tierradentro, Upper Magdalena Region - Middle Period
  • Date: -200/900
  • Physical Dimensions: w127 x h87 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: Cosmology and Symbolism room
  • Technique: Hammered and embossed gold
  • Finding: Colombia, Cauca, Páez
  • Accession number: O28918

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