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Ear rod flare

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Hammered sheet gold earflare end with projecting central cone. The surrounding circular part is embossed with a row of double triangles and concentric circle motifs. One of a pair (see 1971.953).


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


2.2 x 3.4 cm (7/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs