University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:40-13-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11, near feet of skeletons C-D
Length: 10 cm
Width: 10.6 cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number:G-152 - Field No SF


Small, thin, bent. Two pair vertical suspension holes near top. Artistically but not technically symmetrical. Central anthropomorphic demonical figure. Large quasi-rectangular face. Large oblong mouth full of triangular teeth. Large humanistic nose. Large round eyes. Pair of crests or horns. Vertical curving ears or ear ornaments. Uplifted arms ending in pad with one claw. Some sort of protrusion at inner angle of elbow. Short trunk and legs. Legs have two hooks on each upper part, and each connects with back of small animal in profile. Body and feet monkey-like, three and four curved toes. One arm upraised with three curved fingers (?) and thumb. Other arm reversed and unnatural with three long fingers. Head in profile with large mouth with few triangular teeth. Round eye. Nose with projections up and down. Head with fore and aft projections. Great crest or horn projecting up from head with four hooks, like great claw with three fingers and one thumb.

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
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015) View Objects in Exhibition
Philadelphia Discovers: Discovery Ball (04 May 1985 - 04 May 1985) View Objects in Exhibition
River of Gold: Pre-Colombian Treasures from Sitio Conte (09 Apr 1988 - 22 May 1988) View Objects in Exhibition


[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 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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