Requires Photography

pendant of a human figure (hualucho)

Meso/South American/Spanish Colonial
Unidentified artist


Object Place: Chile

Dimensions

4.5 x 3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1995.104

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Small cast figure with round eyes, a prominent nost, and a semicircular mouth, hold arms extended outward, hands hanging down. Figure wears a wide skirt with incised decoration. Flat section above head is pierced, and threaded with red, white, and black woolen yarn.

Provenance

Purchased in January 1988 in the market place of Tumuco, 600 miles south of Santiago, Chile, by the dealer; to MFA October, 27, 1994, purchase.

Credit Line

Helen B. Sweeney Fund