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Embossed adornment

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Tear drop-shaped, embossed adornment with multiple perforations for attachment to clothing, headdress or body. One of a pair (see 1971.1003).

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Height x length: 6 x 10.6 cm (2 3/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1004

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment