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Pair of Earrings

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE Mapuche
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Made: Chile
  • DATES 18th-19th century
    DIMENSIONS a: 5 5/16 x 3 1/2 x 1/8 in. (13.5 x 8.9 x 0.3 cm.) b: 5 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3/8 in. ( 13 x 8.6 x 1 cm.)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 36.931a-b
    CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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    CAPTION Mapuche. Pair of Earrings, 18th-19th century. Silver, a: 5 5/16 x 3 1/2 x 1/8 in. (13.5 x 8.9 x 0.3 cm.). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 36.931a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 36.931a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of trapezoidal silver earrings ("chaway" in Mapuche), each with a human face in high relief that is framed by an incised or stamped design. Four triangular danglers decorated with incised X's hang down from each earring.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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    Pair of Earrings