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Frog effigy pendant with attached disk

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Hollow back cast gold frog effigy pendant with circular disk attached to a ring at the base of the frog's back. Its front feet terminate in rings for suspension.

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

Zenú (Sinú), Planeta Rica style, A.D. 1200–1550

Object Place

Sucre and Cordoba Departments, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1975.227

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants