11/22/2013 07:27 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

82nd & Fifth: NOSING AROUND by Julie Jones (VIDEO)

Nose ornaments, which fit over the mouth, were fashionable with high-level men in the ancient Americas for hundreds of years. "It's a form of mask, a form of changed personality," says curator Julie Jones. .

Zoom in on the nose ornament to see the details.