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Ear rod flare

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Gold earflare with up-turned outer edge, indicating the loss of a frontal section, perhaps an adorned disk. The earflare's crumpled condition is likely due to the original burial environment. See 1971.956 for a similar object (but not comprising a pair).


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


3.7 x 3.5 x 1.6 cm

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