Male effigy cache figure
Object Place: Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia
3.2 x 1.5 cm (1 1/4 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold and copper alloy
Not On View
Standing male effigy figure with arms folded across torso. The object is notably more flat than is typical of Muisca tunjo effigies.
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