Feline effigy pendant
Quimbaya or Zenú (Sinú)
Object Place: Colombia, Cauca River Valley or Sierra Nevada Santa Marta
0.9 x 0.8 x 1.9 cm (3/8 x 5/16 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold, hollow-bodied pendant in the form of a crouching feline. Front legs are suspension rings. One of five (1975.208-1975.212), likely from a necklace.
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