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Object Number:
40-13-12
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cocle
Provenience:
Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area:
Central America
Locus:
Tr. 2, B 11, Skeleton F
Section:
American
Materials:
Gold
Description:
Very exotic. Symmetrical. Angular human face with oval eyes and crescentic nasal nares. Hooked ears. Great wide mouth full of triangular teeth. Headdress ending in claws. Torso only to waist. Depressed triangle in chest. Curvilinear arms ending in great claws. Long snake-like connection between mouth or neck of human figure and strange animals on either side at top. It seems to support animals by back with legs hanging down, head upside down, and arms outstretched. Scales (?) on one side of supporting band. Animals have quasi-human feet with heels and claws, like bear. Front half with outstretched legs (arms?) with human-like hands, claw thumbs. Heads are monstrous, gaping mouth full of triangular teeth in both jaws. Elongated curving tongue. Large round eyes with central dots. Pyramidal crest on heads. Dead? Two pair suspension holes.
Length:
19.5cm
Width:
21cm
Credit Line:
Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason
Other Number:
G-54   -   Field No SF
CS-108   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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