Panama, International Style / Bird-Man Pendant / c. 400-900Panama, International Style
Bird-Man Pendant
c. 400-900

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Panamanian
Creator Name-CRT: Panama, International Style
Title: Bird-Man Pendant
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: c. 400-900
Creation Place: Panama
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: Cast gold
Dimensions: Overall: 7.4cm x 5.2cm x 5.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1939.509
Credit Line: The Norweb Collection
Style or Period: Panama, International Style
Context: This pendant constitutes what might be called a visual pun. At first glance the form is simply a human figure, seated with raised knees. A closer look reveals that the human body is composed of two birds. The birds' heads and long beaks from the figure's knees and lower legs, their bodies comprise the buttocks, and the fanned tails join together to form the shoulders.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1939.509
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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