Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Late Intermediate Period
9/16 x 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (1.4 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm) (show scale)
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Chimú. Pin, 1100-1400. Silver, 9/16 x 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (1.4 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.183. Creative Commons-BY
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Hammered silver pin (tupu) embellished at the top with a hunchback figure squatting on a box of open meshwork in the front and back. The figure's arms are resting on his knees, and he holds his hands to his mouth. On his shoulders are two sticks tied in a tumpline that hangs over his chest. He has a long face with a prominent nose and two big oval eyes and wears a conical cap decorated in front with an inverted U-shaped ornament.
CONDITION: good; one eye is missing.
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