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Earflare rod or rod sheathing

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Thin tubular gold rod with one closed end, used as the central rod (or the sheathing for a wood or stone rod) of an earflare assemblage.


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


0.3 cm diameter x 4.5 cm (1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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