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Bell Pendant of a Parrot
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Bell Pendant of a Parrot

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Description Bells played an important role in ritual activities, costume decoration, and burial offerings. This bell has a slot in the bottom, and a figure of a parrot on top. The loop for suspension is behind the parrot's body.
  • Gold of the Ancient Americas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2015.
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]; purchased [1] by Tiffany & Co. New York, 1910; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] from "Indians," see December 29, 1910 correspondance from Tiffany & Co. to Henry Walters
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911, from Tiffany & Co.

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800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest)
gold and copper alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 1 × W: 13/16 in. (2.5 × 2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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