Requires Photography

Neckpiece with bird ornamentation (sequil)

Meso/South American/Spanish Colonial
Unidentified artist

Object Place: Chile


28.26 x 10.79 cm (11 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Americas, Jewelry


Jewelry / Adornment

Long neckpiece (or breastplate) composed of three broad vertical bands of wide links attached at the top to a flat sheet of shaped silver bearing the stylized, incised imates of two birds. The lower section is attached to a flat trapezoidal sheet which has been given decorated around its border and at center, and with circular pendants.


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.

Credit Line

Helen B. Sweeney Fund