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 x 3.81 cm(1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.) other (Teeth length): 2.54 cm(1 in.) other (Bird): 1.91 x 2.54 cm(3/4 x 1 in.)
Anonymous gift
2014.87.1
Culture: 
Diquis, Tairona, Chimú
Classification: 
Jewelry
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Entire necklace from Furman Hebb
Claws, Arte Primitivo Gallery 2011, lot 87
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.