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Human effigy pendant representing a man dressed in a short jacket and trousers. His thick hair is parted on the proper left side of his head. A single ring at the back of his neck allows for suspension. Although the gift records indicate its origin in Guatemala, this type of precious metal...

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Arthur W. Rondier, Consul of Venezuela (residing at the Manhattan Club, NY) by November 1884; to MFA, November 29, 1884, gift of Arthur W. Rondier.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur W. Rondier

Guatemala, Colonial period, post–A.D. 1700

Object Place

Dept. Santa Cruz de Quiché, Guatemala


3.7 x 1.4 cm (1 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants