Collection: Musée du quai Branly, Paris
It represents a naked man, his hands flat on the chest. From her ears hang a long loop corresponding to a customary deformation among the Incas. Her hair is wrapped in a sort of turban. Invoice: the body and head are made of gold foil pushed, rolled and welded to the middle of the back and the inside of the legs. feet, penis, earrings and turban are made of reported and welded parts, the turban is a flattened gold wire that wraps around the top of the head and is welded. Height: 5.8 cm. Qualitative analysis by ARSANDAUX; approximately: To: 70; Ag: 27;. Cu. 3%
Use of the object: These figurines were placed as offerings in tombs and sanctuaries, or sacred natural sites, such as caves, water sources and mountain peaks.
Image rights: © musée du quai Branly, photo Thierry Ollivier, Michel Urtado
"The Inca and the Conquistador"
Venue: Musée du quai Branly, Paris (2015)