Frog effigy pendant

Diquís or Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí or Diquís Province, Panama or Costa Rica

Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.288

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Pendant cast in the form of a frog or toad. A double serpent-like emanation from its mouth terminates in double spirals, and its rear legs terminate in a double flange.

Provenance

With Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1922; to MFA, February 1922, purchased as part of a group of 67 pieces for $5,000.

Credit Line

Maria Wharton Wales Fund