Male effigy cache figure
Place of Origin: Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia
4.2 x 1.5 cm (1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copper and gold alloy
Not On View
Seated male figure holds a spear thrower in his right hand and perhaps a dart in his left hand. His conical skull cap is embellished with horizontal ridges. He wears an elaborate belt with pendant ornaments.
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