The lost-wax cast figure holds a globular rattle in the right hand and blows into a flute with the other. The ‘end-blown’ vertical flutes were a distinct variety of wind instruments still used in Panama. As Jones notes, Chiriquí gold figural pendants of musicians with a flute and rattle were found as early as 1858-59. The musician here features the typical coffee-bean eyes widely set on the face, looped nose, large delineated hands and feet, and double-scrolls at the ears. A suspension loop is at the back of the head.