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Greenstone ear rod with one broken end and one rough end, perhaps indicating its having been covered with gold sheathing.


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


0.8 x 4.5 cm (5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique





Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs