University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:40-16-282
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Burial 11
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 12.6 cm
Width: 17.6 cm
Depth: 13 cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number:B11 - 227 - Field No SF

Description

Tripod, effigy vessel. Shape of serpent with long body curled up under and behind head. Two tongues protruding from mouth and resing on body. 3 small incised lugs as (feet?) of animal. End of tail possibly spout, now missing. Painted with red, purple, and sepia designs on white. Badly broken.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient American Gold (15 Jul 1972) 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. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Mason, J. Alden. 1940. "Ivory and Resin Figurines from Cocle".. The University Museum Bulletin. Vol. 8(4) (October). pg. 13-21 General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Mason, J. Alden. 1942. New Excavations at the Sitio Conte, Cocle, Panama.. Proceedings of the Eigth American Scientific Congress, Washington, DC, May 10-18, 1940. Vol. 2. pg. 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.. Vol. 2. pg. :8485 General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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