- Museum number
Twenty-six zoomorphic necklace-pendants made of tumbaga by lost-wax casting. Two different insect-like forms are included. The two identical pendant series were mass produced with the aid of stone matrices to make the wax models.
- Production date
Height: 2.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- These kind of beads were mass-produced by using a stone matrix to make a series of identical wax models for casting.
- Not on display
- 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