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Double-headed animal effigy pendant

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Cast gold, double-headed zoomorphic effigy pendant, the larger head characterized by a wide snout, the smaller head with a short snout. The legs below the larger head terminate as small suspension rings (the right proper one is broken).


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

Zenú (Sinú), A.D. 500–1500

Object Place

Sucre and Cordoba Departments, Colombia


1.9 x 1.2 x 1.9 cm (3/4 x 1/2 x 3/4 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants