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Tinculpa

Culture Milagro-Quevedo700 AD - 1530 AD

Museo Casa del Alabado

Museo Casa del Alabado

This arsenical copper disk, called tinculpa, served as a pectoral and evokes the concept of the sun in his feline avatar: in Amerindian ideology the jaguar symbolizes male creative force and vitality. The motif was embossed and the disk hammered.

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  • Title: Tinculpa
  • Creator: Culture Milagro-Quevedo
  • Date: 700 AD - 1530 AD
  • Physical Dimensions: h20,9 cm
  • Culture: Milagro-Quevedo
  • Provenance: Museo Casa del Alabado. Inventoried by National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC), Ecuadorian North Coast, Ecuadorian North Coast
  • Type: Metal Work
  • Rights: Museo Casa del Alabado
  • External Link: http://alabado.org/
  • Medium: Metal

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