University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:40-13-122
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11 Middle level, Skeleton L
Section:American
Materials:Gold
Tooth
Iconography:Animal
Height: 5.7 cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number:G251 - Field No SF

Description

Animal Figurine - Small carved figurine of whale-tooth ivory with gold onlay, in shape of anthropomorphic animal with crest on head and four paws. Prominent teeth. Gold onlay on paws (showing fingers or claws) and crest. Probably once also on eyes and nose but now missing. Figure much eroded, but gold apparently quite pure and uncorroded. (See 40-13-123)


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
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 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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