Nose ring

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama

Accession Number

1971.962

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Nose rings

Hollow gold nose ring in the form of two opposed zoomorphs, perhaps felines with curled elements adorning their snouts.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay