Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Peru - Metal Pins
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Metal Pins
Type of Object: Personal Ornament
Material: Metal
Measurements: Most are up to 50 cm. in length, with heads that are up to 10 cm. in diameter. The small pins are about 5 cm. in length.
Date or Period: Pre-Columbian
Maker: Pre-Columbian
Designated List Category: IIG Metal Pins
Date of Import Restriction: 06/11/1997
Photograph: National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru
Copyright : National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru
 
Description of Designated List Category Subject to Import Restrictions:
With a straight shaft and pointed end, pins can be flat or cylindrical in cross-section. Most are hammered, and some are hollow. They can be of gold, silver, copper, bronze, gold-plated silver or may be made of two metals. Some pins are in the shape of an animal; others have floral images, and still others depict fish. Some have a round head; others are flat, circular head; still others have the shape of a half-moon. There are hollow-headed rattle pins; others have solid human images.
Keywords:
animal, fish, flowers, gold, jewelry, Pre-Columbian Metals, silver,

 


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