Embossed gold disk
Object Place: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Department of Quindío, Colombia
9.9 x 9.7 cm (3 7/8 x 3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
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.
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