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B&M Extracts Register, 1903-1921, p.20. Object marked "1904,10-13.1" in error. (3/1990)., McEwan 2009 This hammered gold disk is likely to have been used as a pendant ear ornament. At the centre is the embossed head of a Manteño lord himself wearing ear ornaments and with a tri-lobed cap bearing a repeated motif of concentric circles. Around the circumference runs a border of smaller panels enclosing either a bat with curling snout and outstreched wings or the head of another creature with pairs of curling volutes. Both allude to the hidden powers of the night-time realm and the underworld.
Acquisition (From) :: Spero, E to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1904 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: McEwan 2009 pp. 100-101 ::, Consists of :: gold ::, Found (in) :: Peru ::, Object type :: disc ::
Exhibited: 1996, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 1), 'Gilded Image'
Disc (with mask) made of gold.