Raptorial bird effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 10.8 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.455

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold effigy pendant representing a raptorial bird, likely an eagle. The proper right end of the basal flange has broken away and the proper left end is broken and reattached. A vertical ring at back of the neck allows for suspension on a string.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; to MFA, September 1979, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica