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Deer effigy pendant

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Deer effigy pendant with up-curled tail; rings for suspension replace front hooves.


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 or Coclé, A.D. 700–1550

Place of Origin

Veraguas or Coclé, Panama


1.3 x 1.2 x 2.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants