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Nose Ring with Four Rectangular Holes in Rim
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Nose Ring with Four Rectangular Holes in Rim


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Description Gold nose rings were among the artifacts brought back to Spain by Columbus. They were a popular form of body ornament and sign of rank for both men and women in ancient Central America.
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, from Tiffany & Co.

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Period
800-1521 (Pre-Columbian or Early Conquest)
Medium
gold alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.292
Measurements
5/8 x 1 1/16 in. (1.6 x 2.7 cm)
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