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Mantle pin with spherical element (acucha)

Long,slender pin having aspherical ball near one end. The flat tip is pierced and linked to an equal-sided cross.

Provenance

Purchased in January 1988 in the market place of Tumuco, 600 miles south of Santiago, Chile, by the dealer; to MFA October, 27, 1994, purchase.

Credit Line

Helen B. Sweeney Fund

Chilean, about 19th century

Object Place

Chile

Accession Number

1995.102

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches