Embossed gold pectoral
Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama
Height x diameter: 9.2 x 8.9 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
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Hammered and embossed gold disk embellished with the bilaterally symmetrical image of a crocodile-based zoomorph. Four pairs of perforations allow for attachment to clothing or body.
Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.
Gift of Landon T. Clay