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Object Number:
40-13-27
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cocle
Provenience:
Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area:
Central America
Locus:
Tr. 2, B 11
Section:
American
Materials:
Gold
Emerald
Iconography:
Jaguar
Description:
Shown upside down in grave photo above three plaques and beside object with gold inlay. Jaguar. Large pillow shaped emerald set in back surrounded by four part gold edging. Outer ones continuous, inner ones bead-like. Pair of decorative, sinuous, "wings" at back of emerald with loose thin moveable gold leaf attached. Four legs and feet projecting foreward, each with five similar curving claws, plus one beneath upcurving. Head with rude open mouth full of teeth above and below. Two flat tongues from mouth curving back and ending in scroll at neck. Very bulging eyes at top, almost spherical. Blunt nose with nostrils to sides consisting of four vertical fine-wire sections. Pair of short pointed horns (ears?) on top of head. Long raised tail of rectangular section ending in pair of fixed spiked "wheels." Between them a third wire with loose thin leaf ornament. Small attached horizontal tube for suspension on chest between front legs.
Height:
3cm
Length:
11cm
Width:
4.5cm
Credit Line:
Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason
Other Number:
G12   -   Field No SF
43-27   -   Other Number
CS-101   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

River of Gold: Pre-Colombian Treasures from Sitio Conte (09 Apr 1988 - 22 May 1988)
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River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (2nd showing) (21 Mar 1992 - 18 Oct 1992)
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