Gold Pendant by Unknown Artist

The pendant represents a ceremonial knife with the handle in the form of the human figure and various beaked animals.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
29 x 21 cm
Art Fund grant:
£440 ( Total: £440)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
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.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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