Deer effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Veraguas and Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 5.5 x 1.7 cm (1 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.903

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Open back cast gold pendant in the form of a deer with double tail. The front hooves terminate in rings for suspension.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

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