From: Panama | Sitio Conte

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 40-13-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cocle
Provenience Panama | Sitio Conte
Site Name Sitio Conte
Culture Area Central American
Locus Tr. 2, B 11
Date Made 750-1000 CE
Section American
Materials Gold

Symmetrical. Anthropomorphic figure, front view, arms and legs outstretched. Large roughly square face. Very large mouth with many triangular teeth. Very large oval eyes, two raised rings. Large hooked nostrils. Large, non-human ears with round ear ornaments. Curving horns (?) to either side and central upright plume or ornament. Short neck. Long arms ending in extra broad curve without any evidence of hands or paws--no digits at all. Single hook on shoulders, and line of hooks paralleling arms, waist, legs. Legs also non-human. No feet. Legs turn into thin body of animal, probably commencing with tail, with hooked spikes on upper part. Hind legs with flat feet, four toes. Arms outstretched to both sides; four curving claws. Large open mouth with triangular teeth, depressed nostril vertical projection on snout. Large circular eye. Large horns (?) or feathers or ornament on head, projecting backwards, with several large hooks, Small foreward projection on fore head. Long thin curving tongue, the scroll end of which coalesces with front paw or hand. Two horizontal pairs of suspension holes.

Height 22.5 cm
Length 21.5 cm
Credit Line Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number G-4 - Field No SF | CS-104 - Other Number

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