Frog effigy pendant
Place of Origin: Cauca and Magdalena River Valleys, Department of Quindío, Colombia
Overall: 2.2 x 1.8 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)
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Cast gold frog effigy pendant with hollow body. A suspension ring is attached to the underside of its head. Proper left front leg is missing. See 1975.224 for a similar pendant.
Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.
Gift of Landon T. Clay