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Frog effigy pendant

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Cast gold frog effigy. Its front feet are the rings for suspension as a pendant. A pin armature has been added in modern times so that the pendant can be worn as a lapel ornament.


Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 900–1550

Object Place

Chiriquí or Veraguas Provinces, Panama


2.2 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm (7/8 x 1 5/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants