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Wari, Middle Horizon
650-800 CE
7.9 cm x 18 cm x 0.07 cm (3 1/8 in. x 7 1/16 in.)
gold and silver

Not on view


Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 72, cat. 405.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1957 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, New York. p.278, cat. 340, pl. CXXXVI.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 1, p. 171-9, pl. 40.

Emmerich, André 1965 Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon: Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art. University of Washington Press, Seattle. fig. 51.

Heiniger, Ernst A. and Jean Heiniger 1974 The Great Book of Jewels. New York Graphic Society, Boston. pl. 132.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, August 1949 to July 1962.

"Art and Life in Old Peru", American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 9/25 - 12/31/1961.

Acquisition History
Acquired by Robert Bliss before 1949

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, until 1962.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.