Nov 3, 2011
Nov 3, 2011

Ornament from Sitio Conte: Small Plaque

Ornament from Sitio Conte: Small Plaque

c. 400–500

Hammered gold

Overall: 9.3 x 10 cm (3 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.155

Did you know?

This disk was excavated from a burial containing three bodies.


Harvard archaeologists excavated this ornament from Grave 32 at Sitio Conte, a cemetery famous for its lavish graves of powerful chieftains. The warm gleam of gold linked rulers with the sun’s creative force.

See also
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Hammered gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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