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Vulture (?) effigy pendant

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Open back, cast gold pendant in the form of an avian, perhaps a vulture. A wide vertical ring at 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. 1–500

Object Place

Veraguas or Chiriquí Province, Panama

Dimensions

Overall: 10.8 x 8.5 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.284

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants