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Double avian effigy pendant

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Cast gold pendant rendering two avians, perhaps raptior birds. A vertical ring cast into the neck area allows for suspension. An additional gold wire ring attached to the cast ring is likely a modern addition.


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

Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Chiriquí Province, Panama


Overall: 2.1 x 4 cm (13/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants