votive figure / tunjo
Tunjo made of tumbaga by lost-wax casting. It depicts a seated man holding a staff ended in a bird, and stick-like artefacts that are probably darts.
- Excavated/Findspot: Bogota Plateau
- (Americas,South America,Colombia,Bogota Plateau)
- Height: 4 centimetres
- Width: 3 centimetres
- Depth: 1 centimetres
1978-1979, London, BM, The Gold of El Dorado
1996, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 1), 'Gilded Image'
2013 Oct 17 - 2014 Mar 23. BM, ‘Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia’
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ESA30527
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