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Crocodile-shaman effigy pendant

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Double flanged pendant in the form of a human male with crocodile snout and wing-like arms. A single suspension ring is attached to the back of the figure.


With Malcolm Delacorte, Cornwall, New York, by June, 1977; to MFA, September 14, 1977, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Diquís or Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Diquís or Chiriquí Province, Costa Rica or Panama


11.11 x 13.02 cm (4 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants