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Ear piece

Ear piece

  • Place of origin:

    Colombia (made)

  • Date:

    9th century to 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold alloy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold alloy ear piece

Place of Origin

Colombia (made)


9th century to 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gold alloy


Height: 1.2 cm, Width: 1.1 cm, Depth: 0.03 cm

Object history note

Part of a collection from Indian graves in the United States of Colombia, formed by Señor Restrepo of Medellin. Purchased by the Museum from R. Bunch Esq., together with objects numbered 696 to 786. The total cost was £64. The description in the register reads 'Ornament. For the nose? Gold; flat, penannular, and of unequal breadth'.

Descriptive line

Gold alloy ear piece, Quimbaya Area, Colombia, 9th to 15th century

Production Note

From the Quimbaya Area, South America


Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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