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Avian effigy pendant

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Open back cast gold pendant in the form of five in-line birds. A vertical ring attached to the breasts and under the beaks of the two outside and center birds allow for suspenion.

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

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 900–1550

Object Place

Veraguas and Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

8.25 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.294

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants