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Solid, cast gold alloy nose ring, trapezoidal in form and with circular plates attached at each end of the ring.

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

3.3 x 4.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.455

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings, Nose Rings