Double-headed vulture (?) effigy pendant
Object Place: Chiriquí Province, Panama
Overall: 5.8 x 10.8 cm (2 5/16 x 4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Hollow back, cast gold pendant in the form of a double-headed avian, perhaps a vulture, eagle or similar raptorial bird. Two vertical rings at the back of the neck allow for suspension. The piece originally had a flanged tail, which has been cut away from the pendant.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica