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Bird Pendant


Caribbean Watershed, Period IV
1-500 CE
4.13 cm x 1.27 cm x 3.18 cm (1 5/8 in. x 1/2 in. x 1 1/4 in.)
jadeite
PC.B.243

Not on view


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Bibliography
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. 37, cat. 190.

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. 166, pl. LXXXIX.




Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, January 1956 to July 1962.

"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 Carlos Balser, San Jose, Costa Rica

Purchased from Earl Stendahl, Los Angeles (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1949

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1949-1962

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