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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Necklace

A.D. 400–1500

Gold and tumbaga

50.8 cm (20 in.)
other (Chimu pendant with Diquis bird): 4.45 × 3.81 cm(1 3/4 × 1 1/2 in.)
other (Teeth length): 2.54 cm(1 in.)
other (Bird): 1.91 × 2.54 cm(3/4 × 1 in.)
Anonymous gift
2014.87.1
Culture: 
Diquis, Tairona, Chimú
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Gold nose disk, Eagle centerpiece, Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, NY 1983; claws, Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, NY 2011, lot 87; Furman Hebb, New York, NY, 1983-2014; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Eagle centerpiece and gold nose disk purchased in 1983

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.