Pendant with embossed design
500 B.C.–A.D. 300
Object Place: Department of Nariño, Colombia, Southwestern highlands
7.9 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.) diameter
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Gold disk embossed with a circular design composed of alternating concentric squares and triangles (four of each). Two small perforations near the outside edge allow for suspension or attachment to clothing.
Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.
Gift of Landon T. Clay