Deer effigy pendant

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


Place of Origin: Veraguas or Coclé, Panama

Dimensions

1.3 x 1.2 x 2.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.921

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Deer effigy pendant with up-curled tail; rings for suspension replace front hooves.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 25, 1983; to MFA, December 1985, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge