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Owl effigy pendant

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Owl effigy pendant with single flange tail and open talons thrust forward. Double spirals flank its head, and a single small projection adorns the top of its head. A suspension ring on the back of the neck allows for suspension.

Provenance

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

Object Place

Veraguas or Chiriquí Provinces, Panama

Dimensions

6.6 x 7.5 x 2 cm (2 5/8 x 2 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.305

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants