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The guilloche pattern divides the design into two sections in which the figures appear framed by geometrical shapes.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC. Gift of Michael D. Coe, 1967.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Chavín and Cupisnique influenced", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Early Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Previously on record in Period/Style field: Early Horizon Gift of Michael D. Coe, 1964 Said to have been found with B-545, a painted textile with supernatural, and B-562, a pyroengraved gourd, and a ceramic bottle in a tomb in Callango; acquired by John Wise and then by Michael D. Coe. In a visit to the collection on October 15th 2010, Michael Coe said the ceramic that accompany the lot was a double spout and bridge bottle, probably Paracas, and he think he donated it to the American Museum of Natural History (NY) or the yale peabody Museum (New Haven). Peter Kaulicke (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru) excavated in 2007 a looted tomb in the site of Coyungo in the Rio Grande Valley, Ica, (site: BriG 3117 in his project''s nomenclature) and found three fragments of textile that, he claims, correspond to PC.B.544 (said to be found in the same context with this gourd). A macroscopic and iconographical analysis supports this hypothesis. The bigger piece corresponds with the missing part on the lower center of the DO textile and the other two of missing parts. The tomb was dated 800-700 BCE by C14. Detailed photos of textile structure, by Joe Mills, and a technical drawing of structure, by Jeff Splitstoser, will be done and send to Patricia Landa (textile specialist in Peru, working with Dr. Kaulicke) to test the hypothesis. Our records indicate that the DO textile came from the site of Callango, in the Ica valley, which has a very close pronunciation as Coyungo, located in the Rio Grande Valley (next valley to the south) so it the hypothesis is correct we will change the information to Coyungo in our records. (Juan A. Murro April 9, 2009). Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), there was no previous weight on record (JAM). 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See extensive correspondence for historical background in PDF located in surrogate list. Change of funtion from Mirror to Portable altar was made by Elizenda Vila (Museum intern 2006-2007) during her research writing the catalogue entry for the Museum Guidebook. 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The image on the back of the mirror represents a frontal face with profile feline tears, possibly a bodiless version of the Frontal Staffed Figure, a deity that appears frequently in Wari art. Two sets of serpents emerge from the top and bottom of the head, and diamond pattern of the handle resembles the reptile's skin.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Wari", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Middle Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 390 / Bliss number B-432.PL / DO number PC.B.432 (57.310, 63.364) Moisés Saenz (El Mezquital, Nuevo León, Mexico, 02/16/1888 – Lima, Peru, 10/24/1941) was a Mexican educator, politician, and diplomat who was part of the Latin-American indigenist movement on the 1920’s. He amasses a collection of pre-Columbian and contemporary Latin-American art. On his latest days he was the Mexican ambassador to Peru where he died in 1942. Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), no previous weight on record (JAM). 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The figure' s hat is pierced from one end to the other, suggesting that it was used as a pendant. The figure probably represents an elite individual, as suggested by the elaborate garments, headgear, and jewelry.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Wari", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Middle Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 396 / Bliss number B-437.PL / DO number PC.B.437 (57.337, 63.368) Previously on record in Period/Style field: Middle Horizon Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), previous weight on record was 4.5g as well", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "20", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "21", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.437.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.437.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.437.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.437.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19611", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.437.S2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "19680", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.437.S3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "19681", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 23013, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/23013", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.454", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "900-1470 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "900", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1470", "Disp_Title" : "Spear-Thrower", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "57.7 cm x 1.9 cm (22 11/16 in. x 3/4 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "57.7 cm", "Disp_Width" : "1.9 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "gold and wood", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "gold and wood", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This spear thrower is composed of a wooden body, partially covered in gold, and a gold hook used to position the shaft end of the spear or dart onto the launcher. This type of launching instrument allowed the user to hunt from a greater distance and increase the speed of the projectile. This one is particularly finely designed and may have been used for ritual deer hunting.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Chimú", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Late Intermediate Period", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 493 / Bliss number B-454.PG / DO number PC.B.454 (57.319, 63.373) Previously on record in Period/Style field: Late Intermediate Period Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), previous weight on record was 185.5g ", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.454.S2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.454.S2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.454.S2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.454.S2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19628", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22681, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22681", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.490", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "650-1000 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "650", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1000", "Disp_Title" : "Handle", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "13.4 cm x 1.6 cm (5 1/4 in. x 5/8 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "13.4 cm", "Disp_Width" : "1.6 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "wood", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "wood", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This carved piece of wood appears to have been used possibly as a handle, either of a fan or ritual spear. The composition is divided into two principal design fields separated by undecorated bands. On the top left is a frontal depiction of a supernatural figure with large paws and exposed teeth. The three other figures are profile representations of a bird, feline, and human.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Wari", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Middle Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 799 / Bliss number B-490.PW / DO number PC.B.490 (63.366) Previously on record in Period/Style field: Middle Horizon Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), no previous weight on record.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.490.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.490.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.490.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.490.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19663", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22723, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22723", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.557", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1200-1520 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1200", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1520", "Disp_Title" : "Mosaic Mask", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "13.65 cm x 13.34 cm x 8.26 cm (5 3/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "13.65 cm", "Disp_Width" : "13.34 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "wood and stone", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "wood and stone", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Maya", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Late Postclassic", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Previously on record in Period/Style field: Late Postclassic See Benson notes; mask made of wood, turquoise, red clay, wax or fat, bone, hair, human and animal teeth John Verano, in PC galleries, 10-12-2008: the four central teeth are probably children''s teeth. The first on the proper-right side is cracked and broken. The two protruding canines are from a carnivorous animal Object was weighed in August 2009 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), there was no previous weight on record and weight was 182.53 grams (JAM) Object was weighed again in December 2010 with the same scale after C14 samples were taken. The weight was 182.08 grams (JAM). Technical analysis done between 2009 and 2010 for Maya catalogue (with 2 first precedents): - Irving Widmer Bailey, Institute for Research in General Plant Morphology, Harvard University, identification of wood, 1966 - Harriet Beaubien, Tania Collas, Jia-Sun Tsang, Walter R. Hopwood, Camie Campbell, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Museum Support Center (currently the Museum Conservation Institute), Smithsonian Institution, polarized light microscopy, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDS), and x-ray diffraction (XRD), identification of adhesive, pigments in adhesive and paint on back of mask, hair and fiber, 1994-1995 - Edward Vicenzi, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution, brief examination of white tesserae, 2009 - Adrian Velázquez Castro, Museo del Templo Mayor, brief examination of white tesserae, 2009 - Jack Frazier, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, examination of ear ornament as tortoiseshell, 2009 - Andrew Scherer, Brown University, identification of human teeth, 2010 - Greg Hodgins, NSF-Arizona AMS Facility/University of Arizona, radiocarbon dating of wood, 2010 [1038-1205 CE] - Janet Douglas, Freer Gallery of Art; x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), UV light, microscopic examination; examination and identification of tesserae, 2010 - Marcianna Lane Rodríguez, Archaeobiology Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, identification of wood, 2010 [ongoing] - Adam Watson, University of Virginia/Archaeobiology Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, identification of faunal teeth, 2010 [ongoing] - Francis Berdan, California State University, San Bernardino, identification of adhesive, 2010 [ongoing] C14 dates in final report by Greg Hodgings are: AD1013 to AD1150 at 95.4% 24/09/10 2/10/2011 M.Doutriaux phone conversation with Walter Randel: Joseph Nocera, who did some basic conservation work on the mask in 1966, worked at the Museum of Natural History in New York. The Museum may have on file some photographs of his work, which was limited to gluing an area of the mosaic that had buckled up. No new pieces were added to the mosaic at this time. Pieces of the same nature as the mask, possibly found together with it or in the vicinity, were owned by Belgian dealer Emile Deletaille. He may have exhibited them. [Note: 1985 catalogue called Rediscovered Masterpieces of Mesoamerica: Mexico-Guatemala-Honduras; 1992 catalogue] [Mijel?] Rosado, who sold the mask to Randel, told him that the people who dug up the mask burned the box in which it was found. Josue Saenz, original owner of the mask, was imperious, very wealthy, very smart; his advisor Franco was a fool who failed to recognize several exceptional pieces. When Randel bought the mask, Saenz was requesting his money back from Rosado because Franco thought it was a fake. Alex [Page?] wanted to buy the mask from Randel, but Alphonse Jax sold it to Mrs. Bliss first. Olmec find from a known dig in 1926 included many small jadeite turtles created with minimal reduction of the stone as found. Randel will try to send a photograph. 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