Dipper or spatula

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca & Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

6.8 x 1.1 cm (2 11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.109

Medium or Technique

Copper and gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Lime or hallucinogenic powder dipper or spatula. Two horizontal bands embellished with circular motifs decorate the wider end.

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