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Ceremonial Tweezers
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Ceremonial Tweezers

Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Men in ancient Colombia used tweezers to remove their facial hair. This elaborate pair may have been used during rituals or ceremonies. Simpler versions of such tweezers would have been used on a daily basis. Gold objects were made throughout the ancient Americas for the exclusive use of an elite class of rulers, priests, and other noblepersons.
  • The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
  • Going for Baroque. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995-1996.
  • Gold of the Ancient Americas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2015.
Provenance Tiffany & Co., New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910, from Tiffany & Co.

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ca. 900-1100 (Pre-Colombian)
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H: 7 1/4 × W: 4 13/16 × D: 9/16 in. (18.4 × 12.3 × 1.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
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