Human-alligator effigy pendant
Object Place: Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama
Overall: 8 x 6.8 cm (3 1/8 x 2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold alloy pendant rendering a standing human male figure with alligator head. His headdress comprises a horizontal fragmentary flanged form adorned along its upper edge with trapezoidal elements. Small wing-like elements flank his angles. Damage to the pendant includes the missing arms and broken basal flange.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica