Embossed band

Quimbaya (?)
A.D. 500–1530


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

Dimensions

12.7 x 1.9 cm (5 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1975.168

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Cold-hammered band embossed with a row of five feline paw prints along its center. A pair of small holes at each end of the band allows for tying onto the body.

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