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exhibition inspiration

Colombian Gold

Pectoral, 13th–16th century Colombia; Sonso Gold

Pectoral, 13th–16th century Colombia; Sonso Gold. [Link]

Headdress frontal, 1st–7th century Colombia; Yotoco Gold

Headdress frontal, 1st–7th century Colombia; Yotoco Gold. [Link]

Costumed figure pendant, 1st–7th century Colombia; Tolima Gold

Costumed figure pendant, 1st–7th century Colombia; Tolima Gold. [Link]

Bird Pendant, 10th–16th century Colombia; Tairona Gold

Bird Pendant, 10th–16th century Colombia; Tairona Gold. [Link]

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http://www.nemosto.net/44.html

Funerary mask, Calima-Malagana, gold alloy, 100BC–AD400

Funerary mask, Calima-Malagana, gold alloy, 100BC–AD400

Bird pectoral, Popayan, gold alloy, AD900–1600

Bird pectoral, Popayan, gold alloy, AD900–1600.

 

There are beautiful works in the ‘Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia‘ exhibition at the British Museum which closes 23rd March, so go see it now! I was told off for taking pictures but the catalogue is really worth getting.

 

 

inspiration

Paracas textiles

Detailed of embroidered paracas mantle

http://kids.britannica.com/elementary/art-34838/Detail-of-embroidered-Paracas-mantle-300-100-BC-in-the

Paracas Textiles

http://www.picturesofrecord.com/paracas%20textiles020.htm

Border with fringe

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/border-10/

Border with pampas cats

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/mantle-border/

Trophy head border

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/border-5/

Unfinished border

http://www.paracas.se/en/border/border-2/

Brown mantle fragment

http://www.paracas.se/en/mantle/mantle-fragment/

Paracas textile

http://www.paracas.se/en/mantle/179/ 

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