c. 300 BC-AD 200
Wood, yarn, paint
Overall: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Gift of John Wise 1946.76
Paracas headgear from mummy bundles sometimes incorporate human-hair wigs, wound with long headbands and slings. Ornamented with a diminutive kneeling figure, this pin may have been used like a hat pin to hold the wrappings in place. Although poorly preserved, this object illustrates the use of resin pigment on materials other than ceramics.
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