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Necklace of tiny sheet gold and shell beads, tubular in shape. The shell beads are made from red, white and dark gray shells. A small hammered gold disk 1.9 cm in diameter is attached as the central pendant of the necklace. Its style of decoration is more similar to that of Nariño goldwork...

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Provenance

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

Zenú (Sinú) (?), A.D. 500–1550

Object Place

Sucre and Cordoba Departments, Colombia

Dimensions

112 cm (44 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.456

Medium or Technique

Gold and shell

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands