Zoomorphic effigy pendant
Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí or Coclé
Place of Origin: Veraguas or Coclé, Panama
2.1 x 4.2 cm (13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold alloy adornment with three conjoined frog-headed, curly-tailed zoomorphs. No suspension ring is present, although likely it was worn as a pendant. The outside paws on both sides of the piece have been repaired.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 11, 1983; to MFA, December 1985, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge