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Shark effigy pendant

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Cast gold pendant in the form of a shark. A suspension ring is attached to its throat.

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

Coclé, A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin

Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Costa Rica

Dimensions

7.05 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.300

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants