<em>Large Pin (Tupu)</em>, 17th-18th century. Silver, 12 1/8 x 6 5/16 in. (30.8 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.238. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 41.1275.238_41.1275.241_41.1275.242_PS6.jpg)

Large Pin (Tupu)

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:17th-18th century

Dimensions: 12 1/8 x 6 5/16 in. (30.8 x 16 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 41.1275.238

Image: 41.1275.238_41.1275.241_41.1275.242_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large, disk-shaped pin (tupu) with a repoussé design of a stylized urn with branches of grapes, a common ornamental form derived from vases that flank altars frequently seen in Cusco statue paintings. This tupu, which was meant to be worn upside down, was used by Andean women to secure their dresses and shawls.

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