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Pin with Parrot and Corn

Chimú, Late Intermediate Period
900-1470 CE
17.7 cm x 2.9 cm x 0.6 cm (6 15/16 in. x 1 1/8 in. x 1/4 in.)

Not on view


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. 71, cat. 398.

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. 277, cat. 335, pl. CXXXIII.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 1, p. 266-7, pl. 70.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, September 1960 to July 1962.

"Seeds of Change", National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, 10/12/1991 - 5/23/1993.

"Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art" Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, 10/1/2009 - 2/28/2010.

Acquisition History
Formerly in the collection of Hugo Cohen, Chicama valley, La Libertad, Peru.

Purchased from Walram von Schoeler, New York (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1947.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1947-1962.

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