- Museum number
Pendant in the form of a human-headed bird with outstreched wings and tail made of tumbaga by lost-wax casting. The surface is gold-enriched. The head is square and has two pairs of feathers at the top, spiral ears and a spiral nose-ornament.
- Production date
Height: 7.80 centimetres
Width: 5.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- These pendants, common in the Popayan area, probably alluded to the shamanic flight.
- On display (G24/dc7)
- Exhibition history
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'
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1892C2.5803 (old CDMS no.)