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Insect Bell Pendant

Insect Bell Pendant

400-1100

Gold, cast

Overall: 2.2 x 1.1 cm (7/8 x 7/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2015.12

Fun Fact

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

Description

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.

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