Nose ornament with spiders

“It’s a form of mask, a form of changed personality.”

Salinar (?) culture, Nose Ornament with Spiders, 1st century B.C.E.–2nd century C.E., gold, Peru, North Coast, 5.1 x 11.1 x 0.3 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) A video from The Met

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