Headdress Ornament

c. 300 BCE–200 CE
Location: not on view
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Tumbaga is an alloy made by blending gold with copper, which may give the gold a rosy hue.


A similar star-shaped metal ornament is present on a human-hair wig from a mummy excavated at the Paracas Necropolis site. The wig has tresses wrapped with colored yarns, and a long headband wrapped many times around the head. The star-shaped ornament is attached to the headband, and a circular metal ornament is attached to the braid.
Headdress Ornament

Headdress Ornament

c. 300 BCE–200 CE

Peru, South Coast, Paracas

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