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Human male effigy pendant

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Cast gold standing male effigy pendant, figure holding a twisted rope or serpent across his hips and between his two arms. His headdress comprises five coils of thin wire (cast). A vertical ring at back of his neck allows for suspension. The back of the piece is slightly concave.


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

Veraguas and Chiriquí Provinces, Panama


5.4 x 1.9 cm (2 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

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Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants