University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 40-13-26
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cocle
Provenience: Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area: Central America
Locus: Tr. 2, B 11
Section:American
Materials:Gold
Length: 26cm
Width: 18cm
Credit Line:Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other NumberG1 - Field No SF

Description

Human figure, front view, outspread, symmetrical. Claw finger and toe nails. Spreading headdress. Two symmetrical demonical animals below with tails attached to human waist. Probably long tailed crocodiles. Three short legs each with five-clawed feet, four claws and one opposed. Fourth foot not visible. Long curving spiney tail. Long curving tongue, trident teeth. Nose not crocodilian. Three-element something on nose. Antler-like element on head, ears (?). Beard (?) on chin. Four pair suspension holes.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition
River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007)View Objects in Exhibition
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
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama (07 Feb 2015 - 02 Nov 2015)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Hearne Jardine, Pamela H. & Sharer, Robert J. 1992. River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 2View Objects cited in this Publication

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