Arm band

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

2.5 x 4.5 cm (1 x 1 3/4 in.) diameter

Accession Number

1975.140

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Arm band with six small rings attached to its top and bottom edges from which hang small circular or triangular adornments. Three triangular and two circular ones survive on the piece. Two perforations for the attachment of string ties are found at either end of the band.

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