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Object Number:40-13-120
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central American
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11 Skeletons A-B
Height: 4.5 cm
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number:G211 - Field No SF


Possibly ivory. Restored from fragments; large missing sections restored in coloured plaster [?]. Large; reptilian [?]. Large head and large horizontal open mouth; no teeth. Relief nostrils. 4 short legs in low relief against body. Fat tail tapering to point. 7 gold onlays: large high eyes with crescentic extensions; long high spine down vertebrae, 4 flattish oval feet with repousse claws.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Philadelphia Discovers: Discovery Ball (04 May 1985 - 04 May 1985) 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
River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007) View Objects in Exhibition
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Sharer, Robert J., and Hearne Jardine, Pamela H. 1992. River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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