FMNH 155588.1

  • 155587: Gold earrings

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    Description: Gold lip plug or nasal ornament fashioned after the spoon-billed ibis [bird].
  • 155587: Gold earrings

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Gold earrings
  • 155588: Gold earrings

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Gold earrings. Colombian societies used gold and gold alloys, including tumbaga, an alloy of copper and gold. Although available to people of all social levels, the best quality gold objects usually belonged to people with high status.
Catalog Number: 155588.1
Description: earring
Materials: metal; gold
Cultural Attribution: Chibchas Quimbaya
Locality: South America, Colombia, Antioquia, Nechi River, Medellin Mound
Accession Number: [1317] L. E. Melendez (Gift)
Accession Year: 1919
Continent: South America
Country: Colombia
Province/State: Antioquia
District/County: Nechi River
City/Town: Medellin Mound
Collector/Source: L. E. Melendez, W. Wrigley Jr.
IRN: 1365925
GUID: 59bacab0-daef-4604-bf9a-6aaefb075860