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Avian effigy pendant

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Double flanged pendant in the form of a human male figure with bat-like zoomorphic head and wings rather than arms. A large ring at the back of the figure allows for suspension.

Provenance

With Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1922; to MFA, February 1922, purchased as part of a group of 67 pieces for $5,000.

Credit Line

Maria Wharton Wales Fund

Diquís or Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Diquís or Chiriquí Province, Costa Rica or Panama

Dimensions

12.05 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.282

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants