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Crab effigy bell pendant

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Hollow cast gold crab effigy bell pendant. The bell's clapper is missing. A double wire suspension ring is cast on the bottom of the pendant near the crab's head.

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

Chiriquí or Diquís, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Chiriquí or Diquiís Provinces, Panama or Costa Rica

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm (1 1/16 x 1 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.323

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants