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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Quechua
Title:Talisman (illa) with human figurine
Date Made:after 16th century
Type:Sculpture
Materials:marble
Place Made:South America; Central Andes
Measurements:Overall: 2 13/16 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 in; 7.1 cm x 9.8 cm x 2.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.55.a,b
Credit Line:Gift of the Finberg family in memory of Donald Finberg (Class of 1953)
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Description:
Fertility talisman (illa) in the shape of a corral with houses and livestock; with separate human figurine with broken leg

Tags:
fertility; figures; religion

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