The pendant represents a ceremonial knife with the handle in the form of the human figure and various beaked animals.
Gold Pendant by Unknown Artist, 11th14th century
© British Museum
- 29 x 21 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £440 ( Total: £440)
- Acquired in:
- Sydney Burney
Has a ring for suspension. Affinities with the art of Panama and Peru suggests the Chimu period. On the reverse and incription in ink: (translated) I, Leonardo Ramirez of Popayan found it in the vicinity of the Tombo.