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Human effigy pendant

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Hollow cast human male effigy figure with arms bent across her chest. A suspension ring is attached to top of the figure's head.

Provenance

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

Zenú (Sinú), A.D. 500–1550

Object Place

Departments of Sucre and Cordoba, Colombia

Dimensions

3.6 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.174

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants