Arm band

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Object Place: Departments of Cundinamarca & Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

2.9 x 9.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.123

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Arm or head band decorated with a lattice design. The band is broken at each end, and thus its original length is unknown.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay