Lattice-work band fragment

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca & Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

1.6 x 6.4 cm (5/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1975.126

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Fragment of an open-work band, possibly and arm or head band. Also see fragments 1975.125 and 1975.127.

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