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Animal effigy pendant

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Stylized rendering of an animal effigy pendant with blunt slightly-curled tail. Biconically drilled holes through each of the two front legs allow for suspension on a cord. Agate is mottled red-brown in color.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Coclé, A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin

Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.2 x 4.5 cm (1 3/16 x 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.787

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants