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Arts of the Americas

CULTURES ChimĂș; or Chancay
DATES 1100-1400
PERIOD Late Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (1.4 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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CAPTION ChimĂș. 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
IMAGE overall, 86.224.183_bw_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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