Feline effigy bell pendant
Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama
Overall: 3.2 × 7.6 × 5.1 cm (1 1/4 × 3 × 2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Cast gold bell pendant in the form of a feline, its hollow body containing the bell’s metal tinkler. Its tail terminates in an animal head, perhaps a feline, and a human arm is clutched in the feline’s mouth.
With Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1922; to MFA, February 1922, purchased as part of a group of 67 pieces for $5,000.
Maria Wharton Wales Fund