Nose ornament

Zenú (Sinú)
early period
200 B.C.–A.D. 1600

Place of Origin: Sucre and Cordoba Departments, Colombia, Sinú, San Jorge, or Nechi River Basins


22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)


Americas, Jewelry


Nose rings

Long, thin nose ornament with bifurcated tips.


By 1976, Jose Luis Sert (b. 1902 - d. 1983) and Ramona Longás de Sert (b. 1900 - d. 1985), Massachusetts; November 25, 1985, Sert estate and others sale (sale no. 6030), Christie's, New York, lot 85, to Landon T. Clay, Boston; 1986, gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 26, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay