Double figure effigy pendant

Chiriquí
A.D. 700–1550


Object Place: Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

8.25 x 5.4 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.456

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

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.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica