Elaborate nose ornament

CULTURE:
Nasca
DATE:
300 BCE–300 CE
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Fun Facts

  • This nose ornament was featured in the World of Ancient Gold exhibit at the New York's World's Fair, Travel and Transportation Pavilion (April 22-October 18, 1964).

  • In his 1976 report, Junius B. Bird, curator emeritus of South American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History, notes: "B126p Nazca nose ornament. Very nice with 5 humming birds in profile on each side above the lower section which has a band of stylized faces at bottom. 11" x 8"."