Location: On Display in the Mexico and Central America Gallery

From: Panama | Sitio Conte

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 40-13-3
Current Location Mexico and Central America Gallery - On Display
Culture Cocle
Provenience Panama | Sitio Conte
Site Name Sitio Conte
Culture Area Central American
Locus Tr. 2, B 11
Section American
Materials Gold

Perfectly human figure, front view. Great mouth, rectangular teeth, oval eyes, crescentic nostril lobes. Queer ears with vertical ornaments. Crest headdress. fingers and toes with claws. Holds upright stick (?) with rectangular depressions. Ornaments (?) below knee. Across waist joined tails of two leg-less animals, maybe centipedes. Edges of bodies serrated. Possibly have fins, maybe a fish, shark? Wide mouth, triangular teeth, round eyes. Divided nose.

Outside Diameter 20.5 cm
Credit Line Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number G-3 | B11 - Field No SF | 0229 - Cast Number

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