Male figurine

before 1884


Object Place: Dept. Santa Cruz de Quiché, Guatemala

Dimensions

3.7 x 1.4 cm (1 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

84.405

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Human effigy pendant representing a man dressed in a short jacket and trousers. His thick hair is parted on the proper left side of his head. A single ring at the back of his neck allows for suspension. Although the gift records indicate its origin in Guatemala, this type of precious metal casting is more typical of northern South America.

Provenance

Arthur W. Rondier, Consul of Venezuela (residing at the Manhattan Club, NY) by November 1884; to MFA, November 29, 1884, gift of Arthur W. Rondier.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur W. Rondier