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Shaman effigy pendant

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Cast gold pendant representing a standing human male figure with outstretched arms and hands held with palms facing forward. A triple-lined hair-like form emerges from the top of his head and curls downward touching each shoulder. His long nose and wide mouth with bared teeth suggest the snout...

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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

Chiriquí, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

5.4 x 4.4 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.303

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants