Disk pendant

A.D. 500–1530

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


2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View


Americas, Jewelry


Jewelry / Adornment

Hammered sheet gold disk with two small perforations for suspension on body adornment or attachment to clothing. One of three (1975.231-1975.233).


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