Frog effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí or Veraguas Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

2.2 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm (7/8 x 1 5/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.641

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

On View

Behind the Scenes: Classifying (Gallery and Lobby) (Gallery 225)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold frog effigy. Its front feet are the rings for suspension as a pendant. A pin armature has been added in modern times so that the pendant can be worn as a lapel ornament.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica