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Inca Gold Figurine

The Field Museum

The Field Museum

This gold figurine, and similar gold pieces from Cuzco, are rare finds. While at one time the Inca had plentiful gold deposits, objects such as this, along with most of Cuzco's gold, were taken by Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500s and shipped to Europe.

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  • Title: Inca Gold Figurine
  • Location: Peru
  • Type: Artefact
  • Contributor: John Weinstein : The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Rights: (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC

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