Circular nose ornament

Zenú (Sinú) or Tairona
A.D. 500–1550


Object Place: Sucre, Cordoba or Magdalena Department, Colombia

Dimensions

Overall: 3.1 x 2.6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1975.189

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Nose rings

Cast gold nose ornament with flattened ends.

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