Deer effigy

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca & Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

2.8 x 1.5 x 5 cm (1 1/8 x 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.134

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ritual objects

Three-dimensional deer effigy with three-point antlers and up-curled tail. The effigy is attached to a solid slab base.

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