Embossed gold pectoral

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


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

Dimensions

6.5 x 7 cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1028

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pectorals

Circular gold disk embossed with two bilaterally symmetrical saurians based on the crocodile. Four pairs of perforations for suspension are found at the bottom and upper middle areas of the disk.

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