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Embossed disk

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Hammered sheet gold with embossed designs in low relief. Design motifs include large concentric circles of solid lines and lines of punctates encircling the outer edge of the disk. The plain center of the disk has been punched outwards to form a conical protrusion. A possible perforation near...

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According to a note in the file: from a river burial, lower Cauca River Valley, in the vicinity of Medellín, Colombia. with Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1923; to MFA, October 1923, purchased as part of a group of 8 pieces for $650.00.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Nariño, A.D. 800–1500

Object Place

Southern highlands, Colombia


Overall: 6.8 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment