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Turtle Pendant

Coclé, Period IV
250-850 CE
5.72 x 7.94 x 0.6 cm (2 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

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Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 54, cat. 308.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1957 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, New York. p. 268, cat. 269, pl. CX.

Cooke, Richard 1997 The Native Peoples of Central America During Precolombian and Colonial Times. In Central America: A Natural and Cultural History, Anthony G. Coates, ed., pp. 137-176. Yale University Press, New Haven. fig. 2d

Cooke, Richard 2003 Los Pueblos Indígenas De Centroamérica Durante Las Épocas Precolombinas. In Paseo Pantera: Una Historia De La Naturaleza Y Cultura De Centroamérica, Anthony G. Coates, ed., pp. 153-196. Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C. fig. 2d

Quilter, Jeffrey 2011 The Shining Dawn of American Gold: Metallurgy in Ancient America. In To Capture the Sun: Gold of Ancient Panama, Richard G. Cooke, John W. Hoopes, Jeffrey Quilter and Nicholas J. Saunders, eds., pp. 45-77. Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. p. 67.

Willey, Gordon R. 1974 Das Alte Amerika. Propyläen Verlag, Berlin. p. 256, fig. 237.a.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, February 1954 to July 1962.

Acquisition History
Acquired from the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA, by Robert Woods Bliss, 1951.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1951-1962.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.

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