Spatula or chisel
Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama
3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.) long
Medium or Technique
Gold and copper alloy
Not On View
Thin gold spatula or chisel of unknown function. Both ends are broken off.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay