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Half sphere

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


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

Dimensions

1.7 x 4 cm diameter (11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.826

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Half sphere of thin sheet gold with four perforations along edge for attachment to clothing or other body adornment. One of two (see 1971.826-.827).

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