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Object Number:30-53-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Culture Area: Central American
Conch Shell
Height: 39 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Direccion de Arqueologia de Mexico, 1930
Other Number:313 - Field No SF


Human figure (man) standing on feet; ornamented with breech-cloth, headband and earring. High relief conch shell at navel. Holds cigar-shaped implement in right hand and rectangular object like palette in left. Painted decorations in red, white, and black.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 107 Top row, second from leftView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Danien, Elin. 2002. Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 75, pl. 77View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Mason, John A. 1943. "Other Theocratic Cultures of Mexico: American Collections: The Ancient Civilizations of Middle America". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 1-2. pg. 42-48 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 47, fig. 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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