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Zoomorphic effigy pendant

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Cast gold frog-headed, curly-tailed zoomorphic effigy pendant; suspension ring on underside of frog's neck. See 22.320 for a similar frog effigy pendant.


Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1958; lent to MFA January 25, 1983; to MFA, December 1985, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine C. Lastavica in memory of Thomas and Rosamond Barbour, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, III and Catherine Coolidge

Veraguas-Gran Chiriquí or Coclé, A.D. 700–1550

Place of Origin

Veraguas or Coclé, Panama


1.1 x 1.8 x 3 cm (7/16 x 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold alloy




Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants