Plaque

600–900
Overall: 12.8 x 14 cm (5 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view
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Description

In the center of this plaque is a frontal human figure, wearing a cross-hatched shirt; a geometrically patterned robe; and a tall, conical helmet. He is flanked by spotted felines with long, curling tails, positioned above fields of patterning. The plaque belongs to a group of about ten closely similar pieces that constitutes the artistic high point of metallurgy in the southern Andes.
Plaque

Plaque

600–900

Argentina, La Aguada

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