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Object Number:40-13-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Site Name/Number: Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central American
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11
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


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

River of Gold: Pre-Colombian Treasures from Sitio Conte (09 Apr 1988 - 22 May 1988) 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
River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007) View Objects in Exhibition
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015) 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 3View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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