Turtle effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí
A.D. 900–1550


Object Place: Panama, Chiriquí or Veraguas regions

Dimensions

3.3 x 3.2 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.319

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold turtle effigy pendant with flange-tail and four saurian heads emerging from body. A single suspension ring is attached to the back of the piece in the neck area.

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