Place of Origin: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Department of Quindío, Colombia
1.8 x 2.3 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Small, thin oblong disk of hammered sheet gold with one (but originally two) perforations for tying or suspending the disk as clothing or body adornment. A small section has broken away from the disk’s edge.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay