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Nose ornament

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Long, thin nose ornament with bifurcated tips.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.101

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings, Nose Rings