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Neckpiece with bird ornamentation (sequil)

Long neckpiece (or breastplate) composed of three broad vertical bands of wide links attached at the top to a flat sheet of shaped silver bearing the stylized, incised imates of two birds. The lower section is attached to a flat trapezoidal sheet which has been given decorated around its border...

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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

Meso/South American/Spanish Colonial,

Object Place

Chile

Accession Number

1995.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment