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Turtle effigy pendant

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Cast gold turtle effigy pendant with flange-tail and four saurian heads emerging from body. A single suspension ring is attached to the back of the piece in the neck area.

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

Chiriquí or Veraguas regions, Panama

Dimensions

3.3 x 3.2 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.319

Medium or Technique

Gold alloy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants