Spatula or chisel

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


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

Dimensions

5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.) long

Accession Number

1971.852

Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Thin gold spatula or chisel of unknown function.

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