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Zoomorph effigy pendant

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Pendant in the form of two animals that resemble the leaf-nosed bat, conjoined at shoulders, hips and tails. Each has a concave abdomen that originally was inlaid with a semeiprecious stone or similar shiny material. A ring at the back of each animal's neck allows for suspension on a cord. ...

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Provenance

Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Coclé, A.D. 700–1520

Place of Origin

Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama

Dimensions

3.4 x 3.1 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.804

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants