Flat disk with central hole

Quimbaya or Calima
A.D. 100–1530


Place of Origin: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Colombia, Southwestern highlands

Dimensions

2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.244

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

One of three (1975.244-1975.246) thin, flat disks of hammered sheet gold with a large hole in the center.

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