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Camelid figurine

1400–1550

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

These figurines are claimed to derive from a cache of offerings found on the southern coast of Peru. These miniature camelid figurines, which are composed of marine Spondylus shell, stand out as popular offerings created and used by Inca populations during the Late Horizon. Cached along with objects of north coast design, the camelid figurines appear to demonstrate the movement of peoples and material goods during the Late Horizon, perhaps under Inca imperial rule.

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  • Title: Camelid figurine
  • Date Created: 1400–1550
  • Physical Dimensions: 1 1/4 × 1 × 1/4 in. (3.18 × 2.54 × 0.64 cm)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3246595/
  • Medium: Shell
  • period: Late Horizon
  • culture: Inca (Inka)
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.

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