Scepter effigy with adornments

A.D. 1100–1550


Overall: 6 x 2.4 cm (2 3/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy




Ritual Objects , Coins

Scepter effigy with decorated end composed of loops of wire. A triangular pennant-like form and two smaller trapezoidal adornments are attached to the scepter by two rings.


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.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay