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Long, thin nose ornament with bifurcated tips.


Jose Luis Sert Collection, Massachusetts, by 1976; sold, Estate of Jose Luis Sert and Ramona Longas de Sert, Christie's, New York, 25 November 1985, no. 85, to Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts; to MFA, March 26, 1986, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Zenú (Sinú), early period, 200 B.C.–A.D. 1600

Place of Origin

Sucre and Cordoba Departments, Sinú, San Jorge, or Nechi River Basins, Colombia


22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings, Nose Rings