Disk pendant

Quimbaya
A.D. 500–1530


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

Dimensions

2.7 cm diameter (1 1/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1975.234

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Small, thin disk of hammered sheet gold with two perforations for tying or suspending the disk as clothing or body adornment.

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