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Tweezers with human or monkey effigy  (Personal items)  "AD 1200-1400"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1200-1400

Materials:

Gold

Techniques:

Hammered, repousse, filigree

Dimensions:

5.7 x 6.7 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Andes, Central Andes, Chimu (archaeological culture), Native Americans, South America

Site Name:

Chan Chan

County:

Trujillo Province

State:

La Libertad Region

Country:

Peru

Collection History:

Probably excavated between 1922 and 1927 by amateur archaeologist Major Otto Holstein (1883-1934, U.S. Army, employed by the Northern Peru Mining and Smelting Company and president of the Trujillo Archaeological Society); purchased by MAI in 1927.

Source ID:

NMAI_168520

Catalog Number:

15/7230

Album Name:

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