University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:40-16-955
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Burial 19
Date Made: AD 450 - 900
Early Date: 450
Late Date: 900
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Armadillo?
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number:B19 - 58 - Field No SF

Description

Spouted, effigy jar. Ring base Probably an armadillo in its hing legs. Front of oval body flattened with four lugs representing feet. Elongated nose. Button eyes. Vertical spout. Back painted with cross hatch in sepia on gray representing scales. The crosshatch surrounded by raised red edge. Spout decorated with red and purple horizontal bands on gray. Intact except for tip of spout missing.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015) 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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