Mapuche. <em>Woman's Head Ornament (Trarilonco)</em>, 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)

Woman's Head Ornament (Trarilonco)


Medium: Silver

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 20 1/4 in. (4.4 x 51.4 cm)


Accession Number: 2006.3.3

Image: 2006.3.3_installation_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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