Double crocodile-shaman effigy pendant
Diquís or Chiriquí
Place of Origin: Diquís or Chiriquí Province, Costa Rica or Panama
7.75 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Double flange, cast gold pendant rendering two male human figures with crocodile-like heads. A twisted rope in the form of serpents unite the figures. A triple-strand ring on each one’s nose/snout allowed for the suspension of some kind of small adornment (no longer present).
With Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1922; to MFA, February 1922, purchased as part of a group of 67 pieces for $5,000.
Maria Wharton Wales Fund