Turtle effigy pendant
Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí (?)
Object Place: Chiriquí or Diquís Province, Panama or Costa Rica
3.3 x 2.7 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cast gold turtle effigy with serpent-headed forelimbs and holding a twisted, double-headed serpent in its mouth. A suspension ring is attached to the top of its snout.
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.
Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge