Effigy pendant with four frogs

Veraguas, Chiriquí or Diquís (?)
A.D. 700–1550


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

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 3.4 cm (1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.902

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold pendant of four in-line frogs. A single ring below the necks of the two outside frogs allows 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