Cone-shaped adornment

Quimbaya
A.D. 500–1530


Object Place: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Department of Quindío, Colombia

Dimensions

1.2 x 2 x 2 cm (1/2 x 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.204

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Hammered gold adornment with embossed edges and a single perforation for suspension. A thin gold wire is attached to the inside of the cone area and extends beyond the depth of the cone.

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