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Avian effigy pendant

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Cast gold pendant in the form of a bird, perhaps a vulture. A single suspension ring at the back of the neck allows for suspension.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

Diquís or Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Diquís, Chiriquí or Veraguas Provinces, Costa Rica or Panama

Dimensions

3.8 cm high x 4.3 cm wide (1 1/2 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.643

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants