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Nose ornament

Date:
390–450
Geography:
Peru
Culture:
Moche (Loma Negra)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 5 9/16 x W. 8 5/8 x D. 7/8 in. (14.1 x 21.9 x 2.2 cm)
Weight: 0.0697lb. (0.0316kg)
Classification:
Metal-Ornaments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Hugh Smith, by exchange, 1970
Accession Number:
1978.412.243
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.

Schorsch, Deborah. "Silver-and-Gold Moche Artifacts from Loma Negra, Peru." Metropolitan Museum Journal vol. 33 (1998), pg. 110 fig. 2.

King, Heidi, Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, and Paloma Carcedo de Mufarech. Rain of the Moon: Silver in Ancient Peru. New York, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.

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