Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Peru - Copper Ear Spools
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Copper Ear Spools
Type of Object: Personal Ornament
Material: Metal
Measurements: The largest measure up to 15 cm. height; typical diameter : 5 -14 cm.
Date or Period: Pre-Columbian
Maker: Pre-Columbian
Designated List Category: IIQ Metal Ear Spools
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:
Ear spools are generally made of large cylinder which fits through the earlobe and an even larger disk or decorative sheet on one side. The disk may be decorated with repousse, stamped, or engraved designs, or may have inset stone or shell. May be made of gold, silver, copper, or made of two metals. Ear spools are found in all cultures.
Keywords:
copper, ear spool, engraved, jewelry, Pre-Columbian Metals,

 


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