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Turtle effigy bell pendant

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Bell effigy pendant in the form of a turtle. A suspension ring is attached to each of its two front legs.

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 Province, Panama

Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.287

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants