Hallucinogen tray with anthropomorphous figures

Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period600/1600

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia

This small item of ritual shamanistic paraphernalia among the Muisca is, both, a device for taking hallucinogenic snuff or some other narcotic substance, and a representation of an act which had as much cultural significance for pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples as it has for those of today.


  • Title: Hallucinogen tray with anthropomorphous figures
  • Creator: Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period
  • Creator Lifespan: 600/1600
  • Creator Nationality: Colombia
  • Creator Death Place: Colombia
  • Creator Birth Place: Colombia
  • Date: 600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: w120.3 x h24 x d41 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: Cosmology and Symbolism room
  • Technique: Lost wax casting in gold
  • Finding: Colombia, Boyacá, Paipa
  • Accession number: O33893

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