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Frog effigy pendant

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Hollow-backed, cast tumbaga pendant in the form of a frog with flat, flanged rear feet. Its front feet are rings for suspension.


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

Diquís or Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Diquís or Chiriquí Province, Costa Rica or Panama


1.8 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm (11/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and copper alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants