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Figure / man

Description

Figure cast hollow in heavy silver, representing a naked man wearing a cylindrical headdress, standing with feet apart and with hands clasped upon his sternum: South America, probably Peru, Inca

Museum reference

A.1951.210

Collection

Americas

Object name

Figure / man

Production information

Ancient Peru, South America

Style / Culture

Inca

Materials

Silver

Physical description

Cast silver

Exhibitions

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

D. Idiens, Ancient American Art, 1971, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. 3 copies in NMS library, a basic introduction to Ancient American art and culture only, photo but no further information on object.

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