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Necklace with gold beads in the shape of toads ML100185

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

The dresses and funerary attires of the pre-Columbian elites were adorned with necklaces and other ornaments made of precious metals. Even though these are ornaments with small and delicate parts they are finely crafted to represent symbolic motifs in detail. Human and divine figures, heads of snakes, felines and other animals, as well as other elements of nature are portrayed in necklaces, pendants, tiaras and bracelets, like the small toads represented in the beads of this gold necklace. (UH)

Las indumentarias y ajuares funerarios de las élites precolombinas estaban adornados con collares y otros adornos confeccionados en metales preciosos. Si bien se trata de ornamentos con piezas pequeñas y delicadas, están trabajados finamente para representar motivos simbólicos con detalle. En collares, colgajos, diademas y brazaletes podemos identificar personajes humanos y divinos, cabezas de serpientes, felinos, y otros animales, como los pequeños sapos representados en las cuentas de este collar de oro. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Necklace with gold beads in the shape of toads ML100185
  • Creator: Moche style
  • Date Created: 1 AD - 800 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Collar de oro con cuentas en forma de sapos ML100185
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w615 x h24 x d10 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Necklace
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Oro y piedra

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