From: Panama | Sitio Conte

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 40-13-12
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cocle
Provenience Panama | Sitio Conte
Site Name Sitio Conte
Culture Area Central American
Locus Tr. 2, B 11, Skeleton F
Section American
Materials Gold

Angular human face with oval eyes and crescentic nasal nares. Hooked ears. Wide mouth full of triangular teeth. Headdress ending in claws. Torso only to waist. Depressed triangle in chest. Curvilinear arms ending in great claws. Long snake-like connection between mouth or neck of human figure and animals on either side at top which support animals by back with legs hanging down, head upside down, and arms outstretched. Scales (?) on one side of supporting band. Animals have quasi-human feet with heels and claws. Front half with outstretched appendages with human-like hands, claw thumbs. Heads have mouths full of triangular teeth in both jaws. Elongated curving tongue. Large round eyes with central dots. Pyramidal crest on heads. Two pair suspension holes.

Length 19.5 cm
Width 21 cm
Credit Line Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason, 1940
Other Number G-54 - Field No SF

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