Embossed gold pectoral

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


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

Dimensions

Overall: 10.9 x 11.3 cm (4 5/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1123

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pectorals

Circular gold disk with raised central area and a double row of embossed punctates around outer edge. Two perforations for attachment.

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