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Bird Pendant

Caribbean Watershed, Period IV
500 BCE-500 CE
4.45 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.22 cm (1 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. x 7/8 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. 36, cat. 188.

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. 168, pl. XCIII.

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

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

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.