Description This gold nose ornament was crafted in the style of finery of the Calima culture of ancient Colombia. However, close inspection and analysis by our Conservation department has revealed that it was probably crafted in the twentieth century, and is not a pre-Columbian creation.
- Art of Ancient America, 1500 B.C.-1400 A.D.. Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe. 1998-2008.
Provenance Ron Messick Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John G. Bourne, 1990s, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Credit Gift of John Bourne, 2009
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