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Sitio Conte
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Central America
Tr. 2, B 11
Symmetrical. Anthropomorphic figure, front view, arms and legs outstretched. Large roughly square face. Very large mouth with many triangular teeth. Very large oval eyes, two raised rings. Large hooked nostrils. Large, non-human ears with round ear ornaments. Curving horns (?) to either side and central upright plume or ornament. Short neck. Long arms ending in extra broad curve without any evidence of hands or paws--no digits at all. Very unnatural. Single hook on shoulders, and line of hooks paralleling arms, waist, legs. Legs also non-human and unnatural. No feet. Legs turn into thin body of animal, probably commencing with tail, with hooked spikes on upper part. Hind legs with flat feet, four toes. Arms outstretched to both sides; four curving claws. Demoniacal profile head. Large open mouth with triangular teeth, depressed nostril vertical projection on snout. Large circular eye. Large horns (?) or feathers or ornament on head, projecting backwards, with several large hooks, twin. Small foreward projection on fore head. Long thin curving tongue, the scroll end of which coalesces with front paw or hand. Two horizontal pairs of suspension holes.
Credit Line:
Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason
Other Number:
G-4   -   Field No SF
CS-104   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007)
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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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Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 01 Nov 2015)
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[Book] Hearne Jardine, Pamela H. & Sharer, Robert J. 1992. River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 3
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