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Turtle Bell Pendant

Veraguas, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
9.84 cm x 6.67 cm x 2.54 cm (3 7/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 1 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. 46, cat. 251.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1947 Indigenous Art of the Americas: Collection of Robert Woods Bliss. National Gallery of Art; Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., p. 16, 80, cat. 64.

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. 266, cat. 248, pl. CV.

Taft Museum 1950 Ancient American Gold and Jade: An Exhibition. Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH. cat. 134.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, April 1947 to July 1962.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Earl Stendahl, Los Angeles (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, March 29, 1946.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, ca. 1946-1962.

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