- Museum number
Pectoral in the form of a bird-man made of tumbaga by lost-wax casting. The figure wears a semicircular headdress with openwork 'rays' and shows two bird-like forms at both sides of the body; the divergent 'legs' probably represent a scissors-like bird tail. Hooks for danglers appear in the headdress and the body but just one dangler remains. The face was made with the aid of a stone matrix by using it to create the form in the wax model.
- Production date
Height: 20 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably represents 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: Am1895C3.16 (old CDMS no.)