Four avians effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550

Object Place: Chiriquí or Veraguas, Panama


1.7 x 4.7 x 1 cm (11/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View


Americas, Jewelry



Cast gold pendant adorned with four conjoined birds with outspread wings. Two suspensions rings are attached to the back of the pendant at each end of the row of birds.


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