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Ear spool


Artist Unknown (Chimu)



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Ear spool, Artist Unknown (Chimu)
: A Pair of Peruvian Gold Ear Studs
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Adornment | Gold alloy
Size: 5 x 5 3/8 in. (12.7 x 13.65 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 iwth beaded edges are decorated with an applied motif bearing four figures. Above, a demi-god with elaborate aureole headdress riding on a bar borne by other three figures. In one hand he h
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.4.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009