String of beads

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


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

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.876

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Short strand of beads made from thin sheets of gold; worn around neck or waist. Average bead size is 0.1 x 0.25cm. Stringing is modern.

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