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Artist
Tairona
Title
Pair of Crescent Ornaments
Date
500–1550 AD
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
.1: 1 5/8 × 1 5/8 × 1/2 in. (4.1 × 4.1 × 1.3 cm) .2: 1 5/8 × 1 3/4 × 1/2 in. (4.1 × 4.4 × 1.3 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Current Location
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Accession Number
2010.728.1,.2
Classification
Metalwork
Provenance

[John Wise (1902–1981), New York, by d. 1981] [1]; by descent to his wife, Nora Wise (1901-1986), 1981–1985 [1]; [Sotheby's, New York, May 31, 1985, lot 75]; purchased by Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1913–2008), Houston, 1985–2008 [2]; Estate of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., 2008–2010; given to MFAH, 2010. [1] Sotheby's catalog. [2] Glassell Inventory, inventory number precedes object described July 18, 1985.