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Feline Cutout

Chavín, Early Horizon
400 BCE - 300 BCE
7.5 cm x 10.4 cm (2 15/16 in. x 4 1/8 in.)

On view


Alva, Walter L. 1992 Orfebrería Del Formativo. In Oro Del Antiguo Perú, José Antonio de Lavalle, ed., pp. 17-118. 1st ed. Colección Arte Y Tesoros Del Perú. Banco de Credito del Perú en la Cultura, Lima. p. 18, pl. 1.

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. 53-4, pl. 2.

Burger, Richard L. 1992 Chavin and the Origins of Andean Civilization. Thames and Hudson, London. p. 202, fig. 221.

Carnine, Douglas, Carlos Cortes, Kenneth Curtis and Anita Robinson 2006 World History: Ancient Civilizations. (Textbook, Grade 6). McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin Co., Evanston, IL.

Easby, Dudley T. 1966 Early Metallurgy in the New World. Scientific American 214 (4):72-78.

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. 1.

Kan, Michael 1972 The Feline Motif in Northern Peru. In The Cult of the Feline: A Conference in Pre-Columbian Iconography, October 31st and November 1st, 1970, Elizabeth P. Benson, ed., pp. 69-85. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 73, fig. 6.

National Geographic Maps 2002 (May) The Inca: An Empire and Its Ancestors (Supplement Map). National Geographic Magazine.

Quilter, Jeffrey 2005 Treasures of the Andes: The Glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America. Duncan Baird, London.

Stuart, George E. 2001 Ancient Pioneers: The First Americans. National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.p. 160.

Acquisition History
Purchased from the Textile Museum, Washington DC, by Dumbarton Oaks, 1979.

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

Chavin | Fangs | Felines