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Avian Pendant

Veraguas, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
13.02 cm x 16.83 cm x 3.49 cm (5 1/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. x 1 3/8 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. 44, cat. 237.

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. 264, cat. 210, pl. XCVIII.

Christensen, Erwin O. 1955 Primitive Art. Crowell, New York. p. 213, 247, fig. 210.

Division of Cultural Relations, Pan American Union 1953 Americas Vol. 5 No. 11. Washington, D.C, back cover.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, November 1952 to July 1962.

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

Acquisition History
Acquired by Robert Woods Bliss, before 1952.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1952-1962.

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