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Arracada del nas

Nose ring

The art of metallurgy emerged in the central Andes around 1500 BC and reached its peak with the Sicán culture (AD 700-1675), when the arsenical copper technique had been mastered. . The expertise spread from this zone towards the northern Andes. Of particular note was the use of tumbaga, an alloy of gold and/or silver and copper that made pieces durable and malleable. Regarding precious metalworki…