Crenelated, funnel-shaped object

Quimbaya (?)
A.D. 500–1530


Object Place: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Department of Quindío, Colombia

Dimensions

3.5 x 4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.) diameter

Accession Number

1975.158

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold

Funnel-shaped object with 1.2 cm wide semi-closed end and 4 cm wide open end. Five embossed rings embellish the exterior of the narrow end, and the wider “funnel” section is decorated with vertical embossed lines that produce a crenelated shape.

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