Embossed gold disk

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


Place of Origin: Coclé Province, Panama, Sitio Conte area

Dimensions

7 x 7.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1089

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Circular gold disk with embossed central circle. Four bilateral perforations allow for attachment onto clothing or suspension as a body adornment.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay