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Flint (pedernal)

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The cylindrical tube has foliate, bilaterally symmetrical decoration around its middle; foliate gold bands are soldered to the center and each end. A ring soldered at right angles to the center of the cylinder is used to secure the chain. One end of the chain is attached to a stone flint set in a...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

None.

Provenance

Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves

1800–1900

Object Place

Argentina or Peru

Dimensions

50.5 x 8.1 x 1.2 cm (19 7/8 x 3 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

41.430

Medium or Technique

Silver; stone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver