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Frog-zoomorph effigy pendant

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Cast gold hollow-backed zoomorphic pendant with a frog's head, feline-like (?) body, and a bird head in place of a tail. The front paws are replaced by suspension rings.


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

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí, A.D. 900–1550

Place of Origin

Chiriquí or Veraguas Province, Panama


1.7 x 4 cm (11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants