Gold and shell bead bracelet

Calima (?)
A.D. 100–900


Object Place: Cauca and Calima River Valleys, Valle de Cauca Department, Colombia

Dimensions

2.5 x 16.4 cm (1 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.639

Medium or Technique

Gold and shell

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Modern stringing of ancient long, hollow tubular gold beads and small orange and white shell beads likely made from spondylus and other Pacific Ocean shell.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica