Frog effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Place of Origin: Chiriquí or Veraguas Province, Panama

Dimensions

4.5 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.312

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Hollow cast gold alloy double frog effigy pendant. Both frogs hold a thin bar in their front paws which functions as the suspension “rings.”

Provenance

1922, sold by Walter Channing Wyman (b. 1850 - d. 1923), Chicago, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: February 2, 1922)

NOTE: Purchased as part of a group of 67 objects (MFA accession nos. 22.282 - 22.348) for $5000.

Credit Line

Maria Wharton Wales Fund