Necklace with pendants

Calima
A.D. 100–900


Object Place: Cauca and Calima River Valleys, Colombia

Dimensions

Overall: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.457

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace of long, thin tubular beads and 11 abstract geometric pendants with a single suspension ring on the back of each pendant. Average size of the tubular beads is 2.5 x 0.9 cm, average length of the pendants is 2.6 cm.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica