U-shaped nose ornament
Zenú (Sinú) or Tairona
Object Place: Sucre, Cordoba or Magdalena Department, Colombia
1.5 x 2.6 cm (9/16 x 1 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold semicircular nose ornament with flattened ends.
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