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Pectoral

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Hammered and embossed gold pectoral with the image of a human head in its center. The personage wears the large nose and circular ear ornaments typical of Calima body adornment. The nose ornament is embellished with a feline face.

Provenance

With Alphonse Jax, New York, before 1970; to the John Hauberg Collection, Seattle, about 1970; with the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York, by March 18, 1978; to Landon T. Clay, Boston, March 18, 1978; to MFA, June 1982, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Calima, 100 B.C.–A.D. 900

Place of Origin

Valle de Cauca Department, Colombia

Dimensions

35.56 x 30.48 cm (14 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

1982.387

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals