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Hammered gold wedge with three sets of four tiny perforation holes for tying together as a collar-like necklace or similar kind of body adornment. One of twenty-five (see 1971.1092-1971.1116).


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

Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama

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Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment