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Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk

This Red List is intended to help museums, art dealers, collectors, customs and police officials identify objects that may have been illicitly exported from Colombia. In order to facilitate identification, the Red List describes various categories of cultural items that are likely to be illegally bought and sold.

Colombian law prohibits the export and sale of these object types. Therefore museums, auction houses, art dealers and collectors are encouraged not to acquire them without having thoroughly checked their origin and relevant legal documentation.

Due to the great diversity of objects, styles and periods, the Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk is not exhaustive. Any antiquity that could have originated in Colombia should be subjected to detailed scrutiny and precautionary measures.

 

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List of object categories

Human remains - Bones

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Material
Bones
Type
Human remains
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Mummy, Muisca, 600-1600 AD, 76 x 65 cm.

Human remains - Mummies

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Material
Human remains
Type
Human remains
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Gold nose ring, Tairona, 1000-1500 AD, 8.2 x 4.6 cm.

Metalwork

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Material
Metals
Type
Accessories and jewellery
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Monolithic statue, San Agustín, 1-900 AD, 106 x 70 cm.

Monolithic sculptures

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Material
Stone
Type
Sculptures | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-Hispanic
Mastodon molar, Los Patios (North Santander), 16,000-10,000 BC, 12 x 9 cm.

Paleontological remains

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Material
Fossils
Type
Fossils
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic

Ritual objects - Ceramics

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Material
Ceramics | Clay
Type
Seals | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Zoomorphic pectoral, Tairona, 1000-1500 AD, 24 x 5 cm

Ritual objects - Stone

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Material
Stone
Type
Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic

Rock art fragments

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Material
Stone
Type
Paintings
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Fragment of anthropomorphic figure (head), Tumaco, 500 BC-500 AD, 19 x 11 cm.

Sculptures and containers

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Material
Ceramics | Clay
Type
Sculptures | Utensils and vessels
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Cotton bag (mochila), Guane, 1300-1600 AD, 30 x 20 cm.

Textiles

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Material
Textiles
Type
Textiles and clothing
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic

Tools

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Material
Stone
Type
Tools and weapons
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Container with external painting, Nariño, 850-1500 AD, 25.5 x 15 cm.

Utensils

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Material
Ceramics | Clay
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Stool, Calima, 600-300 BC, 50 x 45 cm.

Wood - Pre-hispanic

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Material
Wood
Type
Sculptures | Furniture | Tools and weapons | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Colombia
Period
Pre-hispanic
Banknote worth twenty-five pesos, National Bank, 1895, 7.6 x 18.2 cm.

Banknotes or State-issued notes

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Material
Paper and parchment
Type
Bills
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Bible, translated by Casiodoro de Reina, printed in Basel, 1569, 26 x 18 cm.

Books, scores and choir maps

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Material
Paper and parchment
Type
Documents
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Bavarian porcelain, ca. 1850, soup tureen: 28 x 38 x 15 cm.

Ceramics and glass

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Material
Ceramics | Glass
Type
Utensils and vessels
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Gold coin worth one peso, Bogotá Mint, 1826, Ø 1.7 cm.

Coins

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Material
Metals
Type
Numismatics
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Manuscript certificate of release of a slave, signed by the Governor of Ocaña, 1851, 35 x 23 cm.

Documents

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Material
Paper and parchment
Type
Documents
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Gran Colombia flag of the Battalion of the Hussars of the Centre, ca. 1824, 73 x 78 cm.

Flags and accesories for military use

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Material
Textiles
Type
Textiles and clothing
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Writing desk, 18th century, 42 x 67 x 29 cm.

Furniture

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Material
Wood | Shell | Ivory | Bones | Textiles
Type
Furniture
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Lithograph in colour, by Ramón Torres Méndez, 1878, 27 x 35.5 cm.

Graphic works

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Material
Paper and parchment
Type
Paintings | Graphic work | Plate
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Solar sextant, ca. 1823, 33.5 x 41 x 6.2 cm.

Instruments and eqipment

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Material
Metals | Wood | Glass
Type
Tools and weapons
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Silk chasuble, 18th century, 114 x 76 cm.

Liturgical garments

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Material
Textiles
Type
Textiles and clothing
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Map of Pandi, Cunday and Melgar boundaries, anonymous, 1776, 41.7 x 30.8 cm.

Maps and plans

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Material
Paper and parchment
Type
Documents
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican

Medals

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Material
Metals
Type
Numismatics
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Silver lectern, New Granada Workshop, 18th century, 35 x 31 x 30 cm.

Metals

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Material
Metals
Type
Religious and ceremonial objects | Utensils and vessels | Tools and weapons | Accessories, jewellery and seals
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Ambrotype, anonymous, ca. 1870, 7.3 x 12.5 cm.

Photography

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Material
Metals | Glass
Type
Photography
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Oil on canvas, by Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos, 1697, 156 x 118 cm.

Religious images

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Material
Canvas | Wood | Ivory | Metals | Bones | Shell
Type
Paintings
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Plaster figure, by Dionisio Cortés, undated, 37 x 41 x 25 cm.

Sculpture - Plaster, marble and meta

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Material
Marble | Metals | Plaster
Type
Sculptures
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Oil on canvas, by José María Espinosa, ca. 1850, 81 x 121 cm.

Secular images

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Material
Wood | Canvas | Ivory | Metals | Bones | Shell
Type
Paintings
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican
Immaculate Conception figure, by Bernardo de Legarda, 18th century, 64 x 20 x 38 cm.

Wood - Colonial and Republican

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Material
Wood
Type
Sculptures | Religious and ceremonial objects
Countries
Colombia
Period
Colonial and Republican