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Frog effigy bead necklace

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Necklace of 34 hollow cast gold frogs or toads separated by spherical spacer beads.

Provenance

With Andre Emmerich, Inc., New York, by December 1, 1972; to MFA, December 1972, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Tairona, A.D. 1000–1530

Object Place

Magdalena Department, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region, Colombia

Dimensions

48.26 cm (19 in.)

Accession Number

1972.987

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads