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Head, from a Figure

Colombia or Ecuador

Anthropomorphic Bird Figure

Colombia or Ecuador

Mask

Colombia or Ecuador

Shark

Colombia or Ecuador

Ornament, Head

Colombia or Ecuador

Figure

Colombia or Ecuador

Box

Colombia or Ecuador

Head, from a Figure

Colombia or Ecuador

Nose Ornament

Colombia or Ecuador

Mask

Colombia or Ecuador

Fish Scraper

Colombia or Ecuador

Female Figure

Colombia or Ecuador

Nose Ornament

Colombia or Ecuador

Nose Ornament

Ancient gold work from Colombia varied in style, technology, and imagery. Nose ornaments especially were made in many shapes and styles over millennia. Forms and sizes are sometimes so extraordinary that they s... more

Pendant

The most abstract Precolumbian works in gold come from the deep shaft tombs of the Capulí era in the Colombian/Ecuadorian highlands. The richest Capulí tombs, some as deep as 130 feet, contained many offerings ... more

Diadem

Colombia, Middle Magdalena River, Rio Magdalena region

Tweezers

Colombia

Owl Finial

Gold objects from Precolumbian America are homogeneous in form—most are wearable ornaments, such as headdresses, pectorals, necklaces, ear and nose ornaments—but very diverse in style and iconography. Among unu... more

Nose Ornament

Ancient gold work from Colombia varied in style, technology, and imagery. Nose ornaments especially were made in many shapes and styles over millennia. Forms and sizes are sometimes so extraordinary that they s... more

Nose Ornament

Colombia, Sinu River, Caribbean lowlands

Nose Ornament

Colombia, Sinu River, Caribbean lowlands

Diadem

Colombia, Middle Magdalena River, Rio Magdalena region

Bird Finial

Colombia

Bird Ornament

Colombia, Sinu River, Caribbean lowlands

Bird Pendant

Colombia, Sinu River, Caribbean lowlands

Bird Finial

Perched atop a thimble-shaped cap, a bird figure adorns this gold staff finial, a decorative element that would have once crowned a wood staff. The bird’s tail bears a chevron design, and the chest is ornamente... more

Pectoral Disk

Colombia or Ecuador

Nose Ornament

Colombia or Ecuador

Nose Ornament

Two distinct Precolumbian gold-working styles existed, apparently contemporaneously, in the highlands of the modern department of Narino in southern Colombia. Once is called Capuli, the other Piartal, named for... more

Headdress Ornament

Head ornaments made of gold were an important category of personal adornments in Precolumbian America. They could be crowns or diadems or ornaments worn as part of a headdress made of organic materials, such as... more

Nose Ornament

Prior to the tenth century the people in southwestern Colombia lived in complex hierarchical societies. Rich burial remains in numerous status tombs indicate that the political and religious elites used the gol... more

Pectoral Disk

Colombia or Ecuador

Ear Ornament

Colombia

Ear Ornament

Colombia

Ornamental Pendant

Colombia or Ecuador

Frog Pendant

Colombia

Nose ornament

Colombia (?)

Ear Ornament

Colombia

Helmet

Colombia

Bowl (?)

Colombia (?)

Nose Ornament

Colombia (?)

Ear Ornament

Colombia