Skip to Content


Diquís-Chiriquí, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
8.57 cm x 9.53 cm x 2.54 cm (3 3/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 1 in.)

Not on view


Additional Images
Click an image to view a larger version

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. 232.

Graham, Mark Miller 2003 Creation Imagery in the Goldwork of Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. In Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia: A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999, Jeffrey Quilter and John W. Hoopes, eds., pp. 279-299. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington, D.C., p. 281, fig. 1.

Exhibition History
"Pass It On: Visual Communication in the Pre-Columbian World", Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, 10/10/2008 - 5/1/2009.

"75 Years/75 Objects", Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, 9/8/2015 - 5/22/2016.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Everett Rassiga, Dallas (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, March 9, 1962.

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

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

Crocodiles | Diquis | Diquis-Chiriqui | Pendant