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Frog effigy bead

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Bead in the shape of a frog. Tubular enclosure on back face allows for suspension on a string.

Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Coclé (?), A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin

Coclé Province?, Panama

Dimensions

1.8 x 1.6 cm (11/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.793

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold