Four avians effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí or Veraguas, Panama

Dimensions

1.7 x 4.7 x 1 cm (11/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.907

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold pendant adorned with four conjoined birds with outspread wings. Two suspensions rings are attached to the back of the pendant at each end of the row of birds.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 11, 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