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Neckpiece with human figure (sequil)

Long neckpiece (or breastplate) composed of flat silver with floral surface engraving and two cast elements. There are two alternating horizontal sections connected to two pairs of vertical sections with large, flat links. The first roughly horizontal elementis pierced to hold red yarn. The...

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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,

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver




Jewelry / Adornment