logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Effigy Vessel

Object Number:40-16-1319
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Burial 11
Date Made: AD 450 - 900
Early Date: 450
Late Date: 900
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940

Description

Rounded base, effigy jar. Human figure. Face in relief on lower part of neck. Body irregular, with arms across stomach and a hunched back (this may represent an individual who has survived rickets (osteomalacia), reference Dr. Rebecca R. Stone in The Jaguar Within, University of Texas Press, 2011). Upper part of staight neck painted with red and purple horizontal bands. Flange, unpainted rim. Face painted red and purple. Sepia designs on shoulder and arms. Red body, intact.

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, John A. 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, John A. 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

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org