Frog effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Veraguas or Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

0.6 x 1.1 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.913

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold hollow-bodied frog with double spiral motif emerging from its mouth. The front legs terminate in small rings for suspension.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 25, 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