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Ear spool





Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Ear spool, Unknown
Ear spool: Gallery Label - Current
: A Pair of Peruvian Gold Ear Studs
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Adornment | Gold alloy
Size: 5 3/8 x 5 in. (13.65 x 12.7 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Central Andes region
Culture: Chimu, South America, Peru, Central Andes region
Style: 12th-15th century
Physical Description: ear studs, pair, of hammered and engraved gold; the concave disks with beaded edges are decorated with an applied motif bearing four figures; above, a demi-god with elaborate aureloe headdress riding on a bar borne by three other figures; in one hand he h
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.4.1
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
Added to Site: February 28, 2009