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Object Number:40-14-731
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Trench 2, Burial 24A, cache from right femur of skeleton
Section:American
Materials:Copper
Height: 10 cm
Length: 3.5 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940

Description

Copper figurine. Crocodile. Veraguas type; probably had gold plating. Hollow type. Bifurcated tail. Body with low relief spikes and ridge down vertebrae. Slightly conventionalized head. Ends of feet and tail missing.


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