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.).
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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