Shaman effigy pendant
San Jacinto style group
Object Place: Chocó region, Panama or Colombia, Darién Peninsula
6.4 x 6.3 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Anthropomorphic pendant rendering a standing human figure with long, flat legs and holding two staffs or rattles to his face. Speech or sound scrolls issue outwards from the top of these rattles. His headdress includes two half-spheres that likely represent hallucinogenic mushrooms.
With Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1924; to MFA, June 1924, purchased together with 24.336 for a total price of $800.00.
Charles Augustus Vialle Fund