Zoomorphic effigy pendant

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí or Coclé
A.D. 700–1550


Place of Origin: Veraguas or Coclé, Panama

Dimensions

1.1 x 1.8 x 3 cm (7/16 x 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.918

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Cast gold frog-headed, curly-tailed zoomorphic effigy pendant; suspension ring on underside of frog’s neck. See 22.320 for a similar frog effigy pendant.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge