• Culture/People:

    probably Inka (Inca) (archaeological) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Chest ornament/Pectoral with calendar design

  • Date created:

    AD 1000-1500

  • Place:

    Peru

  • Media/Materials:

    Gold

  • Techniques:

    Hammered, repoussé, cutout

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; said to have been presented to General José Rufino Echenique (1808-1879, President of Peru from 1852-1854) in 1853; inherited by his daughter, who sold it in 1913 to Dr. Edward/Eduard Gaffron (1861-1931, a German physician and ophthalmologist who worked in Peru from the 1880s until about 1912 and amassed a huge collection of Peruvian antiquities); purchased by George Heye the same year.

  • Dimensions:

    13.3 cm

  • Catalog number:

    3/4875

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the 1491 section in the "Our Peoples" gallery on the 4th floor

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