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pendant of a human figure (hualucho)

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

Meso/South American/Spanish Colonial,

Object Place

Chile

Accession Number

1995.104

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants