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Frog or fish effigy pendant

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Open backed cast gold pendant in the form of a frog (or perhaps a fish) whose limbs are represented by rectangular elements ending in double-scroll motifs. A similar double form emanates from its mouth and falls to either side of its head, and two serpent heads emanate from its back resembling...

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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 Provinces, Costa Rica or Panama


Overall: 6.8 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm (2 11/16 x 2 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants