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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, hands clasped across his sternum, a quid of coca leaf in one cheek, and pendants hanging from his ears: 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

Maria Guerra, Lore Troalen. An Inca silver figurine at National Museums Scotland: Technological study. Bulletin de l’Institut Francais d’Etudes Andines, Institut Français d’Etudes Andines (IFEA), 2017, ff10.4000/bifea.8255ff. ffhal-02426438f

D. Idiens, Ancient American Art, 1971, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. Photo but no further information.

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