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Nose Ring with Oval Disc
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Nose Ring with Oval Disc


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Gold nose rings were among the artifacts brought back to Spain by Columbus. They were a popular form of body ornament and sign of rank for both men and women in ancient Central America.
Exhibitions
  • Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. 2012-2013.
Provenance Tiffany & Co.; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910, from Tiffany & Co.

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Period
700-1500
Medium
hammered gold alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.361
Measurements
H: 1 11/16 x W: 2 1/16 in. (4.3 x 5.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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