Avian effigy pendant
Guanacaste or Diquís (?)
Object Place: Guanacaste or Diquís Provinces, Costa Rica
7 x 7.2 x 1.4 cm (2 3/4 x 2 13/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold avian effigy with splayed tail and talons thrust forward (visible below the beak). The avian holds a small fish in its beak. A single ring at the back of neck allows for suspension. A modern armature has been attached to the back of the pendant for wearing as a lapel pin.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica