Nose piece: 6.8 × 5.1 cm (2 11/16 × 2 in.); whiskers: 5.7 × 3.2 cm (2 1/4 × 1 1/4 in.)
Kate S. Buckingham Endowment
Extended information about this artwork
Allen Wardwell, The Gold of Ancient America, exh. cat. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; and Virginia Museum with New York Graphic Society, 1968), pg. 18, fig. 3 (ill.)
Richard Townsend, “Deciphering the Nazca World: Ceramic Images from Ancient Peru,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 11, 2 (Spring 1985), pg. 131 (ill.).
Richard Townsend with Elizabeth Pope. 2016. Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press, p. 303, cat. 253.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Gold of Ancient America, Dec. 5, 1968–Jan. 12, 1969, cat. no. 3; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 1–Mar. 9, 1969, and Virginia Museum, Mar. 24–Apr. 20, 1969.
Zurich, Switzerland, Museum Rietberg Zurich, Nasca: Geheimnisvolle Zeichen im Alten Peru, June 20–October 3, 1999, cat.; traveled to Vienna, Museum fur Volkerkunde, October 29, 1999–January 31, 2000.
Eduard Gaffron (1861–1931), Lima, Peru, from 1892 to 1912, then Berlin, from [History of the Department report (Joanne Behrens, 1985) and correspondence in curatorial file]; by descent to his children Mercedes Gaffron, Berlin then Durham S.C. and Hans Gaffron (1902–1979), Berlin then Chicago [correspondence and documentation of the Gaffron Collection in curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute, 1955.
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