Bat-shaman effigy pendant
Object Place: Veraguas and Chiriquí Provinces, Panama
Overall: 6.7 x 5.1 cm (2 5/8 x 2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Open-backed cast gold pendant depicting a bat-shaman male figure. He grasps a serpent-like form that arches over his head. A vertical suspension ring at the back of the neck allows for suspension.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 11, 1983; to MFA, December 1985, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge