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Plaque

40-13-11

From: Panama | Sitio Conte

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 40-13-11
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cocle
Provenience Panama | Sitio Conte
Site Name Sitio Conte
Culture Area Central American
Locus Tr. 2, B 11, Skeleton D
Date Made 8th century
Section American
Materials Gold
Technique Hammered | Embossed
Description

Simplified anthropomorphic figure. Full face. Arms and legs outstretched. Legs end in immense claws; curved arms in a great crescentic hook. Spikes or arms and legs. Twin "tails" ending in hooks with series of hooks along edges. Narrow waist; intaglio triangle (equilateral) on chest. Head on two supports in place of neck. Broad mouth full of triangular teeth. Ornaments extending out to sides of mouth with hooks on edge. Animal-like upright ears. Horns or headdress with spikes and hooks. Oval eyes with raised pupils. Elongated nose nares. Two pair of suspension holes.

Depth 22 cm
Credit Line Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number G53 - Field No SF | CS-107 - Other Number

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