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Human effigy lime container

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Middle Cauca-style cast gold container for holding powered lime used for chewing coca leaves. The figure renders a standing human male wearing multiple rings in his ears.

Provenance

With Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, by 1972; to MFA, February 1973, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Quimbaya, 500 B.C.–A.D. 700

Object Place

Department of Quindío, Colombia

Dimensions

7.3 x 2.54 cm (2 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1973.142

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

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