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Crocodilian Pendant

Diquís-Chiriquí, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
10.48 cm x 4.45 cm x 2.86 cm (4 1/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1 1/8 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. 42, cat. 230.

Heiniger, Ernst A. and Jean Heiniger 1974 The Great Book of Jewels. New York Graphic Society, Boston. pl. 131.

Lothrop, Samuel K. 1963 Archaeology of the Diquís Delta, Costa Rica. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 51. Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Mass., pl. XLVII.

Von Winning, Hasso and Alfred Stendahl 1968 Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America. H.N. Abrams, New York. pl. 563.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, February 1958 to July 1962.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Earl Stendahl, Los Angeles (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, August 14, 1956.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1956-1962.

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