The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 28, 2024

Pin with Yarn Figure

Pin with Yarn Figure

c. 300 BCE–200 CE
Location: not on view


Paracas headgear from mummy bundles sometimes incorporate human-hair wigs, wound with long headbands and slings. Ornamented with a diminutive kneeling figure, this pin may have been used like a hat pin to hold the wrappings in place. Although poorly preserved, this object illustrates the use of resin pigment on materials other than ceramics.
  • Treasures of Peruvian Gold. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (February 23-April 3, 1966).
  • {{cite web|title=Pin with Yarn Figure|url=false|author=|year=c. 300 BCE–200 CE|access-date=28 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL: