Animal effigy pendant
Quimbaya or Zenú (Sinú)
Object Place: Cauca, Sinú, San Jorge or Nechi River Valley, Colombia
1.2 x 1.2 x 2.4 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold animal effigy pendant with hollow body. Front legs are pierced for suspension. Front right leg and end of long tail are broken off.
Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.
Gift of Landon T. Clay