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Bead Necklace


Artist Unknown (Panama)


9th-15th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Bead Necklace, Artist Unknown (Panama)
: Twelve Pre-Columbian Gold Objects
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Adornment | Cast gold
Size: 15 1/4 in. (38.74 cm)
Creation Place: Central America, Panama, Isthmus region, Veraguas, Sona
Culture: Central America, Panama, Isthmus region, Veraguas
Style: Pre-Columbian, 9th-15th century
Physical Description: Necklace of fifteen tubular gold beads cast by the lost wax method. The central bead has a double rattle attached.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 53.2.10
Added to Site: February 28, 2009