Gold Staff Finial, Zenu Culture

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Illustration

Prapti Panda
by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 30 January 2017

A gold staff finial made by the Zenúes, a people who belonged to the Zenú tribe of ancient Colombia. It features an owl on the edge with a majestic crest, polished golden wings and false filigree openwork on its chest. Distinctive features include the deliberately created flaws on the bird and leftover residual gold. 5th-10th century CE, Zenu or Sinu, Colombia (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Art, T. M. M. O. (2017, January 30). Gold Staff Finial, Zenu Culture. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6302/

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Art, The M. M. O. "Gold Staff Finial, Zenu Culture." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 30, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6302/.

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Art, The M. M. O. "Gold Staff Finial, Zenu Culture." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Jan 2017. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

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