Male effigy cache figure
Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia
19.05 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold and copper alloy
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Standing human male figure holding two staffs–one tubular in shape and the other comprising three thin shafts. He wears a skull cap with chin strap and a circular pendant around his neck.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay