Zoomorphic pendants

Muisca
A.D. 1100–1550


Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 0.9 cm (1 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.143

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Zoomorphic pendents (16) of hammered gold foil, perhaps rendering an insect or fish. Average pendant size 2.8 x 0.7 cm.

Provenance

Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay