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Avian effigy pendant

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Cast gold avian effigy pendant with large tail-like flange. The avian is perched atop a hollow rod that also functions as the pendant's suspension ring.


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

Diquís, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Diquís Province, Costa Rica


7 x 5.2 x 1.2 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants