Human male effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Veraguas and Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

5.4 x 1.9 cm (2 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.644

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold standing male effigy pendant, figure holding a twisted rope or serpent across his hips and between his two arms. His headdress comprises five coils of thin wire (cast). A vertical ring at back of his neck allows for suspension. The back of the piece is slightly concave.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica