Frog effigy pendant with attached disk

Zenú (Sinú)
Planeta Rica style
A.D. 1200–1550


Object Place: Sinú, San Jorge or Nechi River Valleys, Sucre and Cordoba Departments, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1975.227

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Hollow back cast gold frog effigy pendant with circular disk attached to a ring at the base of the frog’s back. Its front feet terminate in rings for suspension.

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