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Bell Pendant with Toucan
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Bell Pendant with Toucan


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Description Bells played an important role in ritual activities, costume decoration, and burial offerings. This bell has an open bottom, a plaited band around the body and the upper edge. On the top of the bell is a figure of a toucan and a loop for suspension.
Provenance [Found at a graveyard between Divalá (a village on the outskirts of settled Panama, thirty miles west of David in the province of Chiriqui) and Costa Rica, Spring 1909]; Tiffany & Co. New York, 1910, by purchase [from "Indians," see December 29, 1910 correspondance from Tiffany & Co. to Henry Walters]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest)
Medium
gold and copper alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.296
Measurements
H: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
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