About this artwork
Throughout the ancient Americas, the animal world was closely linked to social hierarchies and obligations. In this worldview, frogs were seen as callers of water in connection with the onset of the rainy season, suggesting a ruler’s ultimate responsibility to the community to virtually ensure the continuity of the agricultural cycle.
- Filagree Pendant in the Form of a Frog or Toad
- Venado Beach (Object made in)
- 500 CE–1000
- Cast gold
- H.: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)
- Wirt D. Walker Fund