Flanged Earspools

Flanged Earspools

AD 1-500
Culture
Greater Nicoya
Locale
Reportedly discovered in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Country
Costa Rica
ear spool
Fashioned from albitite, these ear spools were formed using a combination of drilling, sawing, carving, and polishing techniques.
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
1994.753.1-2
. Flanged Earspools. AD 1-500. Fashioned from albitite, these ear spools were formed using a combination of drilling, sawing, carving, and polishing techniques.. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 1994.753.1-2.
Dimensions
height: 7/8 in, 2.2225 cm; diameter: 1 3/8 in, 3.4925 cm; height: 5/8 in, 1.5875 cm; width: 1 1/4 in, 3.1750 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas
Known Provenance
Gifted 31 December 1994 by Frederick and Jan Mayer of Denver, CO, to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.

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