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Feline Pendant

Muisca, Period V or VI
500-1500 CE
2.22 cm x 5.72 cm x 0.64 cm (7/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. x 1/4 in.)

Not on view


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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. 59, cat. 331.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1947 Indigenous Art of the Americas: Collection of Robert Woods Bliss. National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., p. 18, 91, cat. 82.

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. 269, cat. 275, pl. CXIV.

Greenwood, Mrs. Hugh A. (ED.) 1941 Special Exhibit of Latin American Silver, October 14-November 15 1941. Pan American Union, Washington, D.C., p. 1.

Hermann, Ball and Berlin Paul Graupe 1929 Sammlung Marc Rosenberg. Berlin. p. 60, pl. 11, fig. 10.

Ries, Maurice Ruddell 1942 Ancient American Art, 500 B.C.-A.D. 1500; the Catalog of an Exhibit of the Art of the Pre-European Americas, April-June 1942, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara. cat. 185.

Exhibition History
"Special Exhibit of Latin American Silver", Pan American Union, Washington DC, 10/14 - 11/15/1941.

"Ancient American Art", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, April - June 1942; M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA, July - August 1942; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, September - October 1942 (catalogue # 185).

"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, April 1947 to May 1948, November 1952 to July 1962.

"The Collector's Microbe: Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss and the Dumbarton Oaks Collections," Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, 4/9 - 11/9/2008.

Acquisition History
Formerly in the Marc Rosenberg Collection, Berlin.

Purchased from Hermann Ball & Paul Graupe, Berlin (auction house), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1929.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1929-1962.

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

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