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Figure Pendant

Date:
10th–16th century
Geography:
Colombia
Culture:
Tairona
Medium:
Gold (cast alloy)
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/16 x W. 2 3/8 x D. 1 1/8 in. (7.8 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Ornaments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.946
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 357
[Everett Rassiga, New York, until 1961]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1961, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1961–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 468.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 110.

Warwick, Bray. "Gold, stone and ideology: Symbols of power in the Tairona tradition of northern Colombia." In Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia: A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999, edited by Jeffrey Quilter, and John W. Hoopes. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2003, pp.301–337.

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