University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 40-13-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11
Outside Diameter:20.5
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other NumberG-3 | B11 - Field No SF0229 - Cast Number


Perfectly human figure, front view. Great mouth, rectangular teeth, oval eyes, crescentic nostril lobes. Queer ears with vertical ornaments. Crest headdress. fingers and toes with claws. Holds upright stick (?) with rectangular depressions. Ornaments (?) below knee. Across waist joined tails of two leg-less animals, maybe centipedes. Edges of bodies serrated. Possibly have fins, maybe a fish, shark? Wide mouth, triangular teeth, round eyes. Divided nose.

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


[Book] Hearne Jardine, Pamela H. & Sharer, Robert J. 1992. River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 1View Objects cited in this Publication

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