Bird effigy pendant

Diquís or Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Diquís, Chiriquí or Veraguas Province, Costa Rica or Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 2.6 cm (7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1985.911

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold bird effigy pendant, the large tufts and hooked beak recalling features of the harpy eagle. A small vertical ring at the back of the neck allows for suspension.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 25, 1983; to MFA, December 1985, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge