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Avian effigy pendant

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Gold pendant cast in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and tail. Small ring at back of head allows for suspension on a cord.

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

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

Object Place

Costa Rica or Panama

Dimensions

2.2 x 2.5 cm (7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1971.811

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants