University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 40-13-10
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11, near feet of skeletons C-D
Length: 11.3cm
Width: 11cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other NumberG153 - Field No SFCS-106 - Other Number


Small, thin, bent. Same general idea as 40-13-2. Two anthropomorphic bird monsters with human bodies facing outward and bird heads facing inward. Symmetrical. Human bodies with arms and legs ending in hands and feet with 4 curved fingers and toes/claws and small thumb-like claw. Large curving rectangular hanging object in tail position, probably tail feathers. Eagle like heads with curved beak nesting at center top. Round eye with part extending to rear at base of human neck. large crest with curving scroll and triangular elements on top. Two pair vertical suspension holes.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007)View Objects in Exhibition
River of Gold: Pre-Colombian Treasures from Sitio Conte (09 Apr 1988 - 22 May 1988)View Objects in Exhibition
River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (2nd showing) (21 Mar 1992 - 18 Oct 1992)View Objects in Exhibition
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Hearne Jardine, Pamela H. & Sharer, Robert J. 1992. River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 10View Objects cited in this Publication

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