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Crown and ear pendants with danglers

Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period600/1600

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

The visual effect of Muisca metalwork objects is partly due to the technique most commonly used, lost-wax casting with the surface left unfinished. Fine ornamental detail, such as the lace-like edging on the rim of this diadem, would disappear if the surface was made smooth.

Details

  • Title: Crown and ear pendants with danglers
  • Creator: Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period
  • Date: 600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: w228 x h65 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Lost wax casting in gold
  • Finding: Colombia, Boyacá, Sogamoso
  • Accession number: O19535-O19536-O19537

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