Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamara and Boyacá, Colombia
Overall: 3 x 7.8 cm (1 3/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copper and gold alloy
Not On View
Arm or head band with lattice-like design. A zoomorphic head is attached to the upper edge of the band at its center point. Two small rings on the zoomorph’s forehead may indicate horns or ears and/or could have been used to suspend small adornments. The band is broken on the proper left side, and thus its original length is unknown.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay