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Object Number:
40-13-11
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cocle
Provenience:
Panama
Sitio Conte
Culture Area:
Central America
Locus:
Tr. 2, B 11, Skeleton D
Date Made:
8th century
Early Date:
700
Late Date:
900
Section:
American
Materials:
Gold
Technique:
Hammered
Embossed
Description:
Rather simple anthropomorphic figure. Full face. Arms and legs outstretched. Legs end in immense claws; curved arms in a great crescentic hook. Spikes or arms and legs. Twin "tails" ending in hooks with series of hooks along edges. Narrow waist; intaglio triangle (equilateral) on chest. Satanic head on two supports in place of neck. Broad mouth full of triangular teeth. Queer ornaments (?) extending out to sides of mouth with hooks on edge. Animal-like upright ears. Horns or headdress with spikes and hooks. Oval eyes with raised pupils. Elongated nose nares. Two pair of suspension holes.
Depth:
22cm
Credit Line:
Panama, Cocle Expedition; J. Alden Mason
Other Number:
G53   -   Field No SF
CS-107   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

River of Gold: Pre-Colombian Treasures from Sitio Conte (09 Apr 1988 - 22 May 1988)
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River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (2nd showing) (21 Mar 1992 - 18 Oct 1992)
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