Circular nose ornament
Quimbaya or Calima
Place of Origin: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Colombia, Southwestern highlands
1.9 x 2.2 cm (3/4 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Nose ornament made from a thin sheet of hammered gold. One of many similar adornments (1975.247-1975.262).
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