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Staff Finial Representing a Feline Head

Inka, Late Horizon
1450-1540 CE
9.7 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.1 cm (3 13/16 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 2 3/8 in.)

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. 74, cat. 422.

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. 312-3, pl. 91.

Howard, Cecil 1968 Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru. 1st ed. A Horizon Caravel Book. American Heritage Pub. Co., New York. p. 64.

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

Exhibition History
"Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas", Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO, 2/13 - 5/9/2004; Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, 6/18 - 8/29/2004; The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, 10/15/2004 - 2/13/2005, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, 3/1 - 7/10/2005; Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT, 9/10/2005 - 8/27/2006.

"Animal Bronzes: From the Collection of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss", Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, 2012.

Acquisition History
Gift to Dumbarton Oaks by Samuel K. Lothrop, 1962

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

Felines | Inca