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Double Eagle Pendant

10th–16th century
Colombia, Guatavita Lake region
Gold (cast alloy)
W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Alice K. Bache Bequest and Gifts in memory of Alice K. Bache, 1983
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 357
Possibly Leocadio Maria Arango, Medellin, Colombia; Lady Annie Brassey, London, acquired by 1885; possibly Hastings Museum, Sussex, UK; (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 6, 1971, no. 93); [Dia Diodato, New York, 1971–1983]

Wright, Bryce. Description of the Collection of Gold Ornaments from the "Huacas," or Graves, of some Aboriginal Races of the North Western Provinces of South America belonging to Lady Brassey. London: Charles Whittingham [the elder], 1885, pp. 12–13, fig. 2.

Newton, Douglas, Julie Jones, and Kate Ezra. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1983–1984), pp.113–118.

Jones, Julie, and Heidi King. "Gold of the Americas." The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art vol. 59, no. 4 (Spring 2002), p. 24.

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