‘Male figurine’, 1450 -1532, Musée du quai Branly
‘Male figurine’, 1450 -1532, Musée du quai Branly
‘Male figurine’, 1450 -1532, Musée du quai Branly
‘Male figurine’, 1450 -1532, Musée du quai Branly

Collection: Musée du quai Branly, Paris

Inv. 71.1887.130.2

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)