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Pair of Earrings

Zenú, Period V or VI
500-1500 CE
3.92 x 6.99 x 0.32 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 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. 57, cat. 321.


Kelemen, Pál 1956 Medieval American Art: Masterpieces of the New World before Columbus. Macmillan, New York. pl. 215b-c.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, February 1958 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.

"Lasting Impressions: Body Art in the Ancient Americas" , Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, 10/1/2011 - 3/4/2012.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Maurice de Sedle, New York (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, January 22, 1957.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1957-1962.

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

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