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Bat-Nosed Figure Pendant Date: century Geography: Panama Culture: Parita Medium: Gold, whale tooth Dimensions: H. 4 x W. 3 x D. 2 in. x x cm) Classification: Metal-Ornaments

Nose ornaments made of precious metals were worn by the elite in Peru beginning in the middle of the first millennium B.C.; they remained in fashion for over a thousand years, until about 700 A.D. Among the Moche people of the north coast, they were an essential part of royal costume

Nose ornaments made of precious metals were worn by the elite in Peru beginning in the middle of the first millennium B.C.; they remained in fashion for over a thousand years, until about 700 A.D. Among the Moche people of the north coast, they were an essential part of royal costume

Flying Fish Pendant [Huila, Colombia; San Agustín] | [0 - A.D. 900]  | 3,1 x 9,7 x 8,8 cm |  Museo del Oro Banco De La Republica, Bogota]

Flying Fish Pendant [Huila, Colombia; San Agustín] | [0 - A.D. 900] | 3,1 x 9,7 x 8,8 cm | Museo del Oro Banco De La Republica, Bogota]

Frog Effigy Pendant, Panamanian (Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí or Coclé) (Artist) - AD 700-1520 (Period V–VI) - cast gold alloy

Frog Effigy Pendant, Panamanian (Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí or Coclé) (Artist) - AD 700-1520 (Period V–VI) - cast gold alloy

Seahorse Effigy Pendant  Gran Coclé  Gold, 700-1500 CE  artifacts originally used in the ritual practices of the people of Gran Coclé. The exhibition includes more than 200 items – gold artifacts used as personal adornments and symbols of authority for social, political, and religious elites. A portion of the exhibit examines the rise of metallurgy in the Western Hemisphere and the role that the creation and use of gold ornaments played in the complex cultural networks of early central…

Seahorse Effigy Pendant Gran Coclé Gold, 700-1500 CE artifacts originally used in the ritual practices of the people of Gran Coclé. The exhibition includes more than 200 items – gold artifacts used as personal adornments and symbols of authority for social, political, and religious elites. A portion of the exhibit examines the rise of metallurgy in the Western Hemisphere and the role that the creation and use of gold ornaments played in the complex cultural networks of early central…

Human-alligator effigy pendant  Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 900–1550  Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Human-alligator effigy pendant Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 900–1550 Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

1st–7th century Geography: Colombia Culture: Calima (Yotoco) Medium: Gold The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1st–7th century Geography: Colombia Culture: Calima (Yotoco) Medium: Gold The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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