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Pectoral Disk

Veraguas, Panama11th - 16th century

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum

Typical of many pectoral disks, this work is ornamented with two rows of raised dots around the rim and centrally positioned bosses in the center (four, in this case). They were likely worn around the neck to decorate the chest, reflecting the light of the sun.

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Details

  • Title: Pectoral Disk
  • Creator: Veraguas, Panama
  • Date Created: 11th - 16th century
  • Type: object
  • Medium: hammered gold
  • Culture: Veraguas, Panama
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase

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