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String of tubular beads

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Tubular beads (ave. length 1.3 cm) made from sheet gold; worn around neck or waist. Stringing is modern.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Coclé, A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin

Coclé Province, Sitio Conte area, Panama

Dimensions

0.1 x 46 cm (1/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.890

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands