Spatula or chisel
Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama
3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.) long
Medium or Technique
Gold, copper and other metals alloy
Not On View
Thin spatula or chisel of unknown function. The pointed end is broken off (likely prior to coming to museum).
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