Dipper or spatula

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Cundinamarca and Boyacá Departments, Colombia

Dimensions

7.6 x 1.5 cm (3 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.108

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Lime or hallucinogenic powder dipper or spatula, its wider end decorated with two opposing long-beaked birds with outstretched wings.

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