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The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile,

Bird Pendant [Colombia; Muisca] (1979.206.509) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bird Pendant Date: century Geography: Colombia Culture: Muisca Medium: Gold (cast) Dimensions: H. x x cm) Classification: Metal-Ornaments

6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, sapphire, pearl. These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century.

Gold Earring with Pearls and Sapphires These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century.

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