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Bell pendant

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Cast gold bell. Suspension ring at top was cast askew and has a small nubbin of extra metal at its top.

Provenance

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

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí (?), A.D. 900–1550

Object Place

Chiriquí or Diquís, Panama or Costa Rica

Dimensions

2.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm (1 x 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1985.912

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold