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Nose ornament

Moche (Loma Negra)
H. 5 1/2 x W. 8 1/2 x D. 7/8 in. (14 x 21.6 x 2.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Hugh Smith, by exchange, 1970
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Alan Lapiner, Arts of the Four Quarters, Ltd., New York, until 1970]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1970–1978

Disselhoff, Hans-Dietrich. "Metallschmuck aus der Loma Negra, Vicus (Nord-Peru)." Antike Welt vol. 3 (1972), pp. 43–53.

Jones, Julie. "Mochica Works of Art in Metal: A Review." In Pre-Columbian Metallurgy of South America, edited by Elizabeth P. Benson. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1979, pp. 53-104.

Lechtman, Heather, Antonieta Erling, and Edward J. Barry Jr. "New Perspectives on Moche Metallurgy; Techniques of Gilding Copper at Loma Negra, Northern Peru." American Antiquity vol. 47 (1982), pp. 3-30.

King, Heidi. Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru. New York, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, Pg. 59, Checklist no. 3.

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