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Female shaman effigy pendant

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Cast gold pendant representing a human female shaman holding spherical rattles in her outstretched arms. A single hole at the top of the head allows for suspension from a string.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1985.919

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants