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votive figure / tunjo

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  • Description

    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.

  • Ethnic name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 600-1600
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 4 centimetres
    • Width: 3 centimetres
    • Depth: 1 centimetres
  • Location

    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’

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number



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