Band

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamara and Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

5 x 2.8 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.) diameter

Accession Number

1975.138

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Band with two pairs of perforations at each end for attachment or closing together of the band. One edge is adorned with thin gold wires whose ends terminate in small circles.

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