Double Pendant in the Form of a Mythical Saurian with Tusks

A work made of gold with plaster restoration of boar tusks.
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  • A work made of gold with plaster restoration of boar tusks.

Date:

A.D. 800/1200

Artist:

Coclé
Coclé province, Panama

About this artwork

Emblems of caiman and caiman-like creatures were often symbolic of the land floating in the primordial sea, thus evoking the original world creation and the ongoing ties between the mythic past and the heroic present.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Culture

Coclé

Title

Double Pendant in the Form of a Mythical Saurian with Tusks

Origin

Panama

Date

750 AD–1250

Medium

Gold with plaster restoration of boar tusks

Dimensions

6 × 7 × 2.32 cm (2 3/8 × 2 3/4 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Auxiliary Board

Reference Number

1982.1484

Extended information about this artwork

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