{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 23007, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/23007", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.450", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "900-1470 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "900", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1470", "Disp_Title" : "Pectoral with Bird Dangles", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "31.5 cm x 38.4 cm x 10 cm (12 3/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. x 3 15/16 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "31.5 cm", "Disp_Width" : "38.4 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "gold", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "gold", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The base plate of the pectoral is made of a large sheet of hammered gold to which ornamental gold danglers are attached. The design on the central plain of the pectoral represents a stylized and abstracted feline face whose eyes and nose were replaced by birds.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "ChimĂș", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Late Intermediate Period", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 483 / Bliss number B-450.PG / DO number PC.B.450 (57.312, 63.370) Said to have been found with objects B-451 through B-460 in a grave near Huarmey; purchased by Robert Bliss from Walram von Schoeler before 1953 This piece was used by the Croatian painter Kristian Krekovic in his painting, "The Lambayeque Warrior" now in the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts. See Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Oct.-Dec., 1956), p.6. John Verano thinks that the large projecting pieces are inconsistent with bone since they have little inclusions. Might be shell or stone. Could be a calcareous stone such as a limestone or marble. Russell feather, a gemologist with the Smithsonian has examined these objects and states that they are not mineral. Dr. Jerry Harasewych, a specialist in mollusks, studied these objects and was unable to identify them as shell (1992). At the Smithsonian John Verano and Douglas Ubelaker examined one of the ear ornaments (PC.B.451) using their microscope. They were able to observe that the inclusions were man-made inlay and that the surface of the material looked organic. Together they determined that the pink material is possibly polished bone or antler (1992). 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 582.3g", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.450.S2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.450.S2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.450.S2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.450.S2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "24", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.450.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.450.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.450.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.450.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19624", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }