Earring pendants with feline figure

Pacific Coast (Tumaco) - Inguapí Period-700/350

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

The techniques prevailing in Tumaco metalwork are hammering and repoussé work, by which these ear ornaments were made. The jaguar, its central motive, is an animal with powerful mythical associations.


  • Title: Earring pendants with feline figure
  • Creator: Pacific Coast (Tumaco) - Inguapí Period
  • Date: -700/350
  • Physical Dimensions: w62 x h161 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Hammered and embossed gold
  • Finding: Colombia, Nariño, Tumaco
  • Accession number: O33676-O33677

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