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Bird effigy pendant with ring

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Hollow cast gold bird effigy adornment. Its body is pierced through its midsection and a gold wire ring is inserted through the hole. See 1975.230 for a similar object.

Provenance

Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Tolima, A.D. 200–1000

Place of Origin

Department of Tolima, Colombia

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 x 1.3 cm (1 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1975.229

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment