Breastplate with anthropomorphous figure

Calima-Malagana Region - Yotoco Period-200/1300

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

Striking, ostentatious objects made in the Yotoco period represent one aspect, perhaps the best-known, of the metalwork style of the Calima region. They are principally pectorals, ear ornaments and diadems with a characteristic hieratic face as the central motif, adorned with large nose and ear ornaments.


  • Title: Breastplate with anthropomorphous figure
  • Creator: Calima-Malagana Region - Yotoco Period
  • Creator Lifespan: -195/1300
  • Creator Nationality: Colombia
  • Creator Death Place: Colombia
  • Creator Birth Place: Colombia
  • Date: -200/1300
  • Physical Dimensions: w315 x h255 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Hammered and embossed gold
  • Finding: Colombia
  • Accession number: O05607

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