Raptorial bird effigy pendant
Veraguas -Gran Chiriquí or Diquís
Object Place: Veraguas, Chiriquí or Diquís Provinces, Panama or Costa Rica
Overall: 8 x 9.7 cm (3 1/8 x 3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Large pendant in the form of a raptorial bird. Emerging from top of its head are two serpents that curl downward and attach to the sides of the head. A double-strand ring attached to the back of the bird’s neck allows for suspension on a cord.
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