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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Two manta pins (“Tupu”)

1200–1500

Silver with gold wash

Tupu A: 2.2 × 22.8 cm (7/8 × 9 in.) Tupu B: 2.2 × 22.8 cm (7/8 × 9 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
2014.27.86a-b
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Central Andes, Chancay
Period: 
Late Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Deposited by George Hewitt Myers at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1939, upon death of George Hewitt Myers, all tangible property was passed on to his wife, Louise Chase Myers, and upon her death, all tangible property was passed to her and George Hewitt Myers’ grandchildren.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.