Avian effigy pendant

Diquís or Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Diquís, Chiriquí or Veraguas Provinces, Costa Rica or Panama

Dimensions

3.8 cm high x 4.3 cm wide (1 1/2 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.643

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold pendant in the form of a bird, perhaps a vulture. A single suspension ring at the back of the neck allows for suspension.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica