Embossed gold disk

Quimbaya
A.D. 500–1530


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

Dimensions

9.9 x 9.7 cm (3 7/8 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.155

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pectorals

Circular gold disk embossed with a single line of small punctates around its outer edge. Five perforations for attachment include a group of three at the top edge and two single perforations at each side.

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