Spatula or chisel

Coclé
A.D. 700–1550


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

Dimensions

3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.) long

Accession Number

1971.863

Medium or Technique

Gold, copper and other metals alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Thin spatula or chisel of unknown function. The pointed end is broken off (likely prior to coming to museum).

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