Double avian effigy pendant

Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 4 cm (13/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.915

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold pendant rendering two avians, perhaps raptior birds. A vertical ring cast into the neck area allows for suspension. An additional gold wire ring attached to the cast ring is likely a modern addition.

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