- Museum number
Fluted lime-flask in the shape of a gourd, made of tumbaga by lost-wax casting with core. It has two small handles used probably for holding it from a cord. A round hole in the base served to insert a core-support.
- Production date
Diameter: 7.50 centimetres
Height: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For metallurgical information see: La Niece, S. 1998. Metallurgical case studies from the British Museum's collections of pre-Hispanic gold. Boletin Museo del Oro, No. 44-45, pp. 139-157. Bogota: Banco de la Republica.
- On display (G24/dc7)
- Exhibition history
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'
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number