Frog effigy pendant

Quimbaya
Caldas complex
A.D. 1000–1530


Place of Origin: Magdalena or Cauca River Valley, Department of Quindío, Colombia

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.226

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold frog rendered in abstract form. A small vertical suspension ring is cast on underside of its head.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay