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Double Crocodile Pendant

Date:
8th–12th century
Geography:
Panama, Cocle Province, Rio Parita region
Culture:
Macaracas
Medium:
Gold, shell
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 x W. 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Jan Mitchell and Sons Collection, Gift of Jan Mitchell, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.419.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 357
Jan Mitchell, New York, acquired by 1969, until 1991

Easby, Elizabeth Kennedy, and John F. Scott. Before Cortez: Sculpture in Middle America. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970, no. 230.

Jones, Julie. The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985, no. 22, pp. 126-127.

Jones, Julie, and Heidi King. "Gold of the Americas." The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art vol. 59, no. 4 (Spring 2002), p. 43.

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