Pendant disk for ear ornament

Nariño or Quimbaya
A.D. 500–1530

Object Place: Department of Nariño or Quindío, Colombia, Southwestern highlands


0.7 x 3.7 cm (1/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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Americas, Jewelry



Cone-shaped pendant disk with embossed designs. One small suspension hole near outer edge allows for attachment, most likely to an ear ornament.


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.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay