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Frog Pendant


Veraguas, Period V or VI
700-1500 CE
6.67 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.91 cm (2 5/8 in. x 2 in. x 3/4 in.)
gold
PC.B.325

Not on view


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Bibliography
Alcina Franch, José 1979 Die Kunst Des Alten Amerika. Grosse Epochen Der Weltkunst. Ars Antiqua. Herder, Freiburg. fig. 532.

Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 46, cat. 253.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1957 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, New York. p. 265, cat. 225, pl. CIV.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1959 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. 2nd ed. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, London. p. 273, cat. 225, pl. CIV.

Graham, Mark Miller 2003 Creation Imagery in the Goldwork of Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. In Gold and Power in Ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia: A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999, Jeffrey Quilter and John W. Hoopes, eds., pp. 279-299. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., p. 283, fig. 6.





Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washignton DC, July 1954 to July 1962.

"Pass It On: Visual Communication in the Pre-Columbian World", Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, Fall 2008.


Acquisition History
Acquired in David, Panama, by Nicholas J. Bielenberg, Deer Lodge Valley MT (collector), 1911

Inherit by her daughter Alma M. Higgins, Butte MT (collector), 1927-1954

Purchased from Alma M. Higgins, Butte MT (collector), by Robert Woods Bliss, March 3, 1954

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1954-1962

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.


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