Sep 30, 2011




Carved and polished marble

Overall: 12.8 x 14 cm (5 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund 1991.164



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.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email