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Avian Bell Pendant

Veraguas, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
2.54 x 1.59 x 1.5 cm (1 x 5/8 x 9/16 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. 50, cat. 282.

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. 249, pl. CV.

Hollenbach, Marion G. 1940 Pre-Columbian Art. Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles. cat. 22.

Exhibition History
"Pre-Columbian Art", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, 3/15 - 4/30/940.

"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 Miss Olga Kelly, Baltimore, Maryland.

Purchased from Miss Olga Kelly, Baltimore, Maryland, by Robert Woods Bliss, June 28, 1948.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1948-1962.

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