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Crocodilian Pendant

Coclé, Period V or VI
700 -1000 CE
18.1 cm x 5.4 cm x 2.54 cm (7 1/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. x 1 in.)

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Anton, Ferdinand 1977 Alt-Amerika Und Seine Kunst. 1st ed. Seemann VEB, Leipzig.

Benson, Elizabeth P. 1972 The Mochica: A Culture of Peru. Art and Civilization of Indian America. Praeger, New York. pl. 2-9.

Collier, Donald 1959 Indian Art of the Americas. Chicago Natural History Museum, Chicago.

Kelemen, Pál 1943 Medieval American Art, a Survey in Two Volumes. 2 vols. Macmillan, New York.

Los Angeles County Museum 1964 Gold before Columbus. A Survey Exhibition of 2300 Years of the Art of the Goldsmith in Ancient America. Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles.

Wardwell, Allen 1968 The Gold of Ancient America. New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn.


Harcourt, Raoul d' and Marguerite d' Harcourt 1924 La Céramique Ancienne Du Pérou. A. Morancé, Paris. pl. 56.

Kutscher, Gerdt 1950 Chimu: Eine Altindianische Hochkultur. Gebr. Mann, Berlin. fig. 64.

Larco Hoyle, Rafael 1938 Lós Mochicas. La Crónica; Variedades, Lima. Lam. XXX.

Exhibition History
"Indian Art of the Americas", The Field Museum, Chicago, August - September 1959 (catalogue # 44).

"Gold Before Columbus: A survey exhibition of 2300 years of the art of the goldsmith in ancient America.", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 3/19 - 5/15/1964.

"The Gold of Ancient America", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 12/5/1968 - 1/12/1969, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2/1 - 3/9/1969, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 3/24 - 4/20/1969.

Acquisition History
Purchased from the Textile Museum, Washington DC, by Dumbarton Oaks, 1969.

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

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