String of 18 tubular beads

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550

Object Place: Veraguas or Chiriquí Province, Panama

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)


Americas, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

Grouping of 18 tubular gold beads, four of which have two small bells attached to their ends. The grouping and stringing of the beads is modern.


With Malcolm Delacorte, Cornwall, New York, by June, 1977; to MFA, September 14, 1977, purchase.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Landon T. Clay