Frog-zoomorph effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Place of Origin: Chiriquí or Veraguas Province, Panama

Dimensions

1.7 x 4 cm (11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.314

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold hollow-backed zoomorphic pendant with a frog’s head, feline-like (?) body, and a bird head in place of a tail. The front paws are replaced by suspension rings.

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