String of beads

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


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

Dimensions

66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1129

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Beads

String of 132 beads made from sheet gold. Stinging is modern. Beads range in length from 0.4 cm to 1.1 cm.; average width 0.7 cm.

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