Crab effigy bell pendant
Chiriquí or Diquís
Object Place: Chiriquí or Diquiís Provinces, Panama or Costa Rica
Overall: 2.8 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm (1 1/16 x 1 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Hollow cast gold crab effigy bell pendant. The bell’s clapper is missing. A double wire suspension ring is cast on the bottom of the pendant near the crab’s head.
1922, sold by Walter Channing Wyman (b. 1850 - d. 1923), Chicago, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: February 2, 1922)
NOTE: Purchased as part of a group of 67 objects (MFA accession nos. 22.282 - 22.348) for $5000.
Maria Wharton Wales Fund