Avian effigy pendant

Diquís or Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Costa Rica or Panama

Dimensions

2.2 x 2.5 cm (7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1971.811

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Gold pendant cast in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail. Small ring at back of head allows for suspension on a cord.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay