- 5th–10th century
- Colombia, Rio Magdalena region
- H. 4 7/8 x W. 4 1/4 in. (12.4 x 10.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
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The overall "heart" shape that has given this pendant type its name is sometimes not immediately recognizable, particularly in examples from the Tolima area on the middle Magdalena River. These pendants more closely resemble a ceremonial knife with a handle with two split curved elements at the top. The majority were cast of tumbaga, an alloy containing a higher percentage of copper than gold, and then gilded by removing the surface copper in an acid bath.