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Embossed gold band

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Hammered sheet gold alloy band embossed with chevron motits at its ends. At each end of the band is a perforated hole used to tie the band onto an arm, wrist, ankle or head. See 1975.161, 1975.162, 1975.163 and 1975.166 for similar objects that may be part of a set.


Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Calima or Nariño (?), A.D. 100–1500

Object Place

Southwestern highlands, Colombia


Overall: 2.3 x 11.4 cm (7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy




Jewelry / Adornment