Muisca Tunjo

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Illustration

by Ignacio Perez
published on 01 April 2014

A Muisca tunjo or votive offering, 1200-1600 CE. This 20 cm long gold alloy raft has figures standing on it wearing jewellery and recalls the coronation ceremony of the Muisca culture which gave rise to the legend of El Dorado. (Museo de Oro, Bogotá).

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