Insect Bell Pendant

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The practice of crafting gold objects in Panama dates back nearly 2,000 years.


The identity of the creature depicted in this exquisite small pendant is unclear; it may combine features from the marine and insect worlds. A pellet inside the creature's body rattles when the pendant moves.
Insect Bell Pendant

Insect Bell Pendant


Isthmian Region (Panama), Coclé, 5th century-12th century


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