<em>Large Pin (Tupu)</em>, 18th century. Silver, 14 7/8 x 3 7/16 in. (37.8 x 8.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.242. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 41.1275.238_41.1275.241_41.1275.242_PS6.jpg)

Large Pin (Tupu)

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:18th century

Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 3 7/16 in. (37.8 x 8.7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 41.1275.242

Image: 41.1275.238_41.1275.241_41.1275.242_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Disk-shaped pin (tupu) with a repoussé design of two heraldic rampant felines with long snouts, flanking a flowering stalk that blossoms above the top of the disk into a flower form. The tupu was used by Andean women to secure their dresses and shawls.

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