University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:40-13-118
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11
Section:American
Materials:Gold
Bone
Iconography:Jaguar
Height: 10.8 cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number:G74-75 - Field No SF

Description

Carved figurine of whale-tooth ivory with gold onlay in shape of anthropomorphic animal with crocodile or jaguar face seated on long pointed base. Gold onlay crest, nose, ears, one eye, upper and lower limbs. Curvilinear design on gold on crest and limbs show claws/fingers. Figure much eroded but gold apparently quite pure and uncorroded.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007) 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
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015) View Objects in Exhibition
River of Gold: Pre-Colombian Treasures from Sitio Conte (09 Apr 1988 - 22 May 1988) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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