• Culture/People:

    probably Zenú (Sinú) (archaeological) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Pendant in abstract human form

  • Date created:

    AD 500-1500

  • Place:

    Río Sinú east bank 140 miles above mouth; Córdoba Department; Colombia

  • Media/Materials:

    Gold

  • Techniques:

    Cast, hammered, filigree

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly in the collection of Frank (Frantz) A. Scharberg (1873-1940, an American associated with a shipping company based in Cartagena, Colombia, and operating on the Sinú River and in Panama) and possibly collected or excavated by him; acquired by Mrs. George (Thea) Heye at an unknown date; donated to MAI in 1916.

  • Catalog number:

    5/2841

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the 1491 section in the "Our Peoples" gallery on the 4th floor

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