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Ear rod

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Greenstone ear rod with wider gold sheathing or tubular gold bead. One end of the rod is broken and the tapered end is slightly roughened.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Coclé, A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin

Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama

Dimensions

0.6 x 5.6 cm (1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.930

Medium or Technique

Greenstone and gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs