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Gold and silver ceremonial vessel that represents a mythological scene ML100865

Chimu style1300 AD - 1532 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco

This is a bowl made of a gold-silver-copper alloy. Its appearance as a bimetallic object has been achieved by a surface enrichment technique. This bowl features an engraved mythological scene of a personage that wears a headdress that combines a masculine and solar symbol (the semicircular shape or tumi) and the staggered symbol of the inner, dark and subterranean world in connection with the upper world. This personage, having a dual identity (male / female), has been represented precisely in the middle of the gold and silver surfaces of the bowl, and is surrounded by rampant felines. (UH)

Este es un cuenco confeccionado en una aleación oro-plata-cobre. Su apariencia de objeto bimetálico oro-plata ha sido lograda mediante la técnica de enriquecimiento superficial. Presenta una escena burilada de un personaje mitológico con un tocado de cabeza que combina un símbolo masculino y solar como es la forma de cuchillo con hoja semicircular o tumi, y el símbolo escalonado de conexión del mundo de abajo, interior, oscuro, con el mundo superior. El personaje, teniendo una identidad dual (masculino/femenino), ha sido representado precisamente en el medio de las superficies dorada y plateada del cuenco, y está rodeado de felinos rampantes. (UH)

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  • Title: Gold and silver ceremonial vessel that represents a mythological scene ML100865
  • Creator: Chimu style
  • Date Created: 1300 AD - 1532 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Cuenco de oro-plata que representa escena mitológica ML100865
  • Style: Chimú
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w117 x h82 x d117 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Oro y plata

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