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Feline (?) with maize cob fragment

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Hollow cast gold alloy feline (or dog?) effigy holding an ear of maize in its mouth. Only the head survives, the body having broken away.

Provenance

With Walter Channing Wyman, Chicago(?), by 1922; to MFA, February 1922, purchased as part of a group of 67 pieces for $5,000.

Credit Line

Maria Wharton Wales Fund

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 900–1550

Object Place

Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

3.8 x 2.5 x 4.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.309

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment