Cast metal alloy staff head depicting two long-billed birds with curled crests of feathers. The lack of tranish and silvery color of the metal suggests an alloy containing tin and a small amount of gold. See 23.451 for a similar metal alloy.
According to a note in the file: from a river burial, lower Cauca River Valley, in the vicinity of Medellín, Colombia. with Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1923; to MFA, October 1923, purchased as part of a group of 8 pieces for $650.00.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund