Double figure effigy pendant
Object Place: Chiriquí Province, Panama
8.25 x 5.4 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Solid cast gold adornment rendering two human heads and torsos ending in tusk-like forms. No suspension ring is present, although it likely was worn as a pendant. The right figure’s headdress flange has broken away.
Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica