Female shaman effigy pendant

Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1985.919

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold pendant representing a human female shaman holding spherical rattles in her outstretched arms. A single hole at the top of the head allows for suspension from a string.

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