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Frog effigy pendant

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Cast gold frog effigy pendant with open backed body. A suspension ring is attached to the underside of its head. See 1975.224 and 1975.225 for similar pendants.

Provenance

Collected by Joaquin Arciniégas, Colombia, by March 1, 1906 (to San José, Costa Rica by May 23, 1908; to San Salvador, El Salvador by June 19, 1916); sold to Doctor Daniel Villatoro Rugama, San Salvador, El Salvador, August 6, 1929; sold to Oliverio Girondo, Paris, January 10, 1930 (to Argentina probably after 1946); with Leon Buki, Buenos Aires, Argentina by January 2, 1975; with Alphonse Jax, New York, by February 1975; to Landon T. Clay, Boston; to MFA, March 12, 1975, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Quimbaya, Caldas complex, A.D. 1000–1530

Place of Origin

Department of Quindío, Colombia

Dimensions

2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.223

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants