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Figurine

Object Number:41-9-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Panama
Veraguas
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Gold
Iconography:Animal
Height: 9 cm
Length: 8 cm
Width: 2.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Juan Gratacos, 1941
Other Number:CG2016-2-34 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Large frog or toad. Gold plating so thick and unworn that it looks solid. Green copper encrustation over much or surface. Characteristic form with large broad feet, triangular head, bulging eyes. Forefeet modified in loops for suspension. Holds conventionalized double-headed snake in mouth.

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