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Double-Headed Serpent Pendant


Guanacaste-Nicoya, Period IV
500 BCE-500 CE
5.86 x 2.29 x 0.69 cm (2 5/16 x 7/8 x 1/4 in.)
jadeite
PC.B.244

On view


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Bibliography
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. 37, cat. 191.

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. 262, cat. 174, pl. XCIV.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1959 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. 2nd ed. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, London. p. 270, cat. 174, pl. XCIV


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


Acquisition History
Purchased from Carlos Balser by Robert Woods Bliss, August 6, 1953.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1953-1962.

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


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