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Effigy pendant with four frogs

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Cast gold pendant of four in-line frogs. A single ring below the necks of the two outside frogs allows for suspension.


Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 11, 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, Chiriquí or Diquís (?), A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Diquís, Chiriquí or Veraguas Provinces, Costa Rica or Panama


Overall: 1.2 x 3.4 cm (1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants