Mantle pin with spherical element (acucha)
about 19th century
Object Place: Chile
3.8 x 21.8 x 3.8 cm (1 1/2 x 8 9/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Long,slender pin having aspherical ball near one end. The flat tip is pierced and linked to an equal-sided cross.
Purchased in January 1988 in the market place of Tumuco, 600 miles south of Santiago, Chile, by the dealer; to MFA October, 27, 1994, purchase.
Helen B. Sweeney Fund