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Ear rod made from hammered gold with embossed geometric decoration. One of a pair (see 1971.950).


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. 450–1520

Place of Origin

Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama


Diameter and length: 2.9 x 3.5 cm (1 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs