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Double-Headed Avian Bell Pendant

Veraguas, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
7.7 x 9.98 x 2.51 cm (3 1/16 x 3 15/16 x 1 in.)

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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. 45, cat. 245.

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. 266, cat. 250, pl. CV.

Christensen, Erwin Ottomar 1955 Primitive Art. Crowell, New York. p. 213 and 247, fig. 210.

Division of Cultural Relations, Pan American Union 1953 Americas. Vol. 5, No. 11. Pan American Union, Division of Cultural Relations, Washington, D.C. back cover.

Lothrop, Samuel K. 1950 Archaeology of Southern Veraguas, Panama. In Memoirs of the Peabody Museum. vol. IX, no. 3. p. 73 and 75, fig. 118.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, November 1952 to July 1962.

"Gold: The Quest for New World Riches", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 3/7 - 5/20/1987.

Acquisition History
Acquired by Robert Woods Bliss, before 1952.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1952-1962.

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

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