The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 21, 2024

Animal-Headed Figure Pendant

Animal-Headed Figure Pendant

1–800 CE
Overall: 5 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm (1 15/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Description

The same creature, nasty but precious, appears in both pendants (1939.515). Human in its posture and arms, its head is that of an animal with a long, toothy snout. It holds batons to its mouth, and whiskers or ears flare from the sides of the head. The little headdress domes are mystifying; they have been described as mushrooms, gourds, and ceramic vessels, among other things.
  • Shamanism. Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Chile (organizer) (December 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) https://museo.precolombino.cl/2022/12/12/chamanismo-visiones-fuera-del-tiempo-la-nueva-exposicion-del-museo-chileno-de-arte-precolombino/.
    Treasures of Peruvian Gold. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (February 23-April 3, 1966).
    Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art; February 23- April 3, 1966. "Treasures of Peruvian Gold."
    Art of the Americas. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 9, 1945-January 6, 1946).
    Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art; November 9, 1945- January 6, 1946. "Art of the Americas."
    Toledo, OH: Toledo Museum of Art; January 1944. "The Ancient Art of the North American Continent."
    Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art; March 19- April 11, 1943. "Art of the Americas."
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1939.514