Very exotic. Symmetrical. Angular human face with oval eyes and crescentic nasal nares. Hooked ears. Great 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 strange animals on either side at top. It seems to 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, like bear. Front half with outstretched legs (arms?) with human-like hands, claw thumbs. Heads are monstrous, gaping mouth full of triangular teeth in both jaws. Elongated curving tongue. Large round eyes with central dots. Pyramidal crest on heads. Dead? Two pair suspension holes.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (23 Sep 2007 - 16 Dec 2007)