Woman's Head Ornament (Trarilonco)
Arts of the Americas
early 20th century
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Gift of Nancy B. Komp
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Mapuche. Woman's Head Ornament (Trarilonco), early 20th century. Silver, 1 3/4 x 20 1/4 in. (4.4 x 51.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Nancy B. Komp, 2006.3.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006.3.3_installation_PS5.jpg)
installation, 2006.3.3_installation_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Woman's silver head ornament or trarilonco. It has twenty flat plate links with twenty-one coin-shaped danglers with incised designs, twenty possibly of cactus plants and one of a sunburst. A silver clasp at one end slips into a hole at the other end. The ornament can also be worn as a necklace. Condition: good; some surface wear from use.
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