University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameOlla
Object Number: 40-16-1032
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Cache 20
Date Made: AD 450 - 900
Early Date: 450
Late Date: 900
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other NumberC20 - 4 - Field No SF

Description

Ring base, effigy olla. Probably turtle. Carinated. Probably tail in relief at carination. "Head" at carination missing. Small orifice. Plain, red rim and short, red neck. shoulder painted with sepia and red designs on buff. Panels of brown and buff designs set in a wide red band circling olla below carination. Nearly intact.


Bibliography:

[Book] Hearne Jardine, Pamela H. & Sharer, Robert J. 1992. River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Mason, J. Alden. 1940. "Ivory and Resin Figurines from Cocle". 8(4) (October). pp. 13-21. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Mason, J. Alden. 1942. New Excavations at the Sitio Conte, Cocle, Panama. 2. 103-107. Washington, DC: Department of State. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] 1949. "A Gold and Emerald Crocodile from Panama," Archaeology. 2. :8485. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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