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Agricultural Figurine

Agricultural Figurine

1400-1532

Peru, Inka style

(1400-1532)

Cast silver

Overall: 5 x 1.4 cm (1 15/16 x 9/16 in.)

Gift of John Wise 1949.562

Description

Precious metal was a major Inka artistic medium, but most was melted down after the conquest to fund the Spanish court. The sole remains are small-scale objects from tombs and offerings. The body of the figurine is covered with fruits and vegetables and may have been made after the Spanish conquest.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Andes
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Cast silver
Credit line: 
Gift of John Wise

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