Bird Pendant

Bird Pendant

1250–1550 CE
Culture
Greater Chiriqui
Country
Costa Rica
Style/Tradition
Diquís
pendant
This pendant was fashioned using a combination of casting, modeling, and hammering.
Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer
2003.1361

Unknown artist, Bird Pendant. Diquis region, Costa Rica, 1250–1550 CE. Gold alloy. 5 x 4.25 x 1.375 in. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2003.1361. 

Dimensions
height: 5 in, 12.7000 cm; width: 4 1/4 in, 10.7950 cm; depth: 1 3/8 in, 3.4925 cm
Inscription
verso proper left leg "5175" in black ink proper right leg "CF-23"
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Unknown artist 
Diquis region, Costa Rica 
Bird Pendant 
1250–1550 CE
Gold alloy 
Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2003.1361 

Further Reading: 

Young-Sanchez, Margaret (editor). Nature and Spirit: Ancient Costa Rican Treasures in the Mayer Collection at the Denver Art Museum. Denver Art Museum. 2010.
 

Exhibition History
  • On loan to Yale University Art Museum late 1990s-2003
  • “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017
  • “ReVision: Art in the Americas” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 7/17/2022