Armband Depicting Horse and Rider with Animals

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

16th century, after 1532

Artist:

Inca
Probably vicinity of Cuzco, Peru

About this artwork

[This] flat sheet of gold ornament...demonstrate(s) the continuity of style and technique in the goldwork of Peru. The piece is important because it can be dated by the representation of a Spaniard in armor, seated on a horse, as having been made just at the time of the conquest. The artist indicated his unfamiliarited with a horse by portraying it with the cloven hooves of a llama. The feline, monkey, and bird motifs, all of which ad been used from the time of the Chavin horizon, are depicted with more assurance.

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Artist

Inca

Title

Armband Depicting Horse and Rider with Animals

Origin

Peru

Date

1532–1600

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

254 x 6.2 cm (10 x 2 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.2608

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