Headdress Frontal with Face

Headdress Frontal with Face

c. 1-800

Hammered gold

Overall: 26.8 x 23.8 cm (10 9/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

Lent by Eileen B. Ingalls 295.1969



Like many other Yotoco ornaments, this one features an enigmatic human face with closed eyes, a huge nose ornament that hides the lower face, and great disks that dangle from the ears. The many suspended parts would have swayed and glittered with the wearer’s motion.

See also
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Hammered gold

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