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Culture:Pre-Columbian, Muisca (Chibcha)
Title:Tunjo (in the form of a human or god's head on a tapered post)
Date Made:ca. 1100 CE
Place Made:South America; Colombia
Measurements:Overall: 3 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 9.5 cm x 1.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1984.36.c
Credit Line:Gift of Helen Brock Tomb, in Loving Memory of her brother, Robert Melvin Brock, Class of 1943, and her uncle, Henry Bangs Thacher
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

ceremonies; icons; religion; animals

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