Chest ornament/Pectoral with calendar design

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Collection History
Collection history unknown; said to have been presented to General José Rufino Echenique (1808-1879, President of Peru from 1852-1854) in 1853; inherited by his daughter, who sold it at an unknown date to Dr. Edward/Eduard Gaffron (1861-1931, a German physician and ophthalmologist who worked in Peru from the 1880s until about 1912 and amassed a huge collection of Peruvian antiquities); purchased by George Heye from Dr. Gaffron in 1912.
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Date created
AD 1000-1500
See related items
Inka (Inca) (archaeological)
Adornment/Jewelry
On View
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Catalog Number
3/4875
Barcode
034875.000
Culture/People
probably Inka (Inca) (archaeological) (attributed)
Previous owner
General José Rufino Echenique, Non-Indian, 1808-1879
Dr. Edward Gaffron (Carl Eduard Gaffron/Dr. Goffron), Non-Indian, 1861-1931
Seller
Dr. Edward Gaffron (Carl Eduard Gaffron/Dr. Goffron), Non-Indian, 1861-1931
Place
Cusco (Cuzco); Cusco (Cuzco) Province; Cusco (Cuzco) Region; Peru (inferred)
Object Name
Chest ornament/Pectoral with calendar design
Media/Materials
Gold-silver-copper alloy
Techniques
Hammered, repoussé, cut
Dimensions
13.50 x 0.50 cm
National Museum of the American Indian
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry