Arm or leg cuff

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


Place of Origin: Coclé Province, Panama, Sitio Conte area

Dimensions

Length: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.807

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Hammered gold arm or leg cuff embossed with the image of a crocodile. One of a pair (see 1971.806).

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