Male effigy pendant

Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

5.1 x 3.7 cm (2 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.645

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold pendant portraying a standing human male with outstretched arms. Doube scrolls at the sides of his head may represent his ear ornaments or part of a headdress, which is indicated the thin band across his forehead. A small knob-like form is attached to the top of his head. A single ring at the back of his neck allows for suspension from a string.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica