Pin with Yarn Figure

Pin with Yarn Figure

c. 300 BC-AD 200

Wood, yarn, paint

Overall: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Gift of John Wise 1946.76



Paracas headgear from mummy bundles sometimes incorporate human-hair wigs, wound with long headbands and slings. This pin, ornamented with a diminutive kneeling figure, may have been used like a hat pin, to hold the wrappings in place. Although poorly preserved, this object illustrates the use of resin pigment on materials other than ceramics.

See also
AA - Andes
Art of the Americas
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Gift of John Wise

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