Requires Photography

Neckpiece with bird ornamentation (sequil)

Meso/South American/Spanish Colonial
Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Chile

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1995.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

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.

Provenance

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