Eagle effigy pendant
Object Place: Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama
Overall: 7.9 x 10.5 cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold and copper alloy
Not On View
Composite avian-human male effigy pendant likely representing a shamanic or warrior transformation figure based on an eagle or similar raptorial bird. The torso is that of a human male whereas the head and arms/wings are those of a bird. A single ring at the back of the neck allows for suspension as a pendant.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica