Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gold of Panama

The Indians of Panama and the adjacent parts of Colombia and Costa Rica made exquisite gold jewelry and other ornaments using the lost wax process. This is described by the Met as a Bat-Nosed Figure Pendant, Parita Culture, 12th–14th century CE.

Double Eagle Pendant, Veraguas Culture, 11th-16th century.

Shaman from the Diquís Culture of Costa Rica, 13th Century CE.

Figure Pendant of a type known as "Hefe," 10th–16th century, Tairona Culture, northwest Colombia.

Gold Bell Pendant Featuring Two Saurian Deities, Costa Rican/Panamanian Border Area, 500 to 1550 CE.

Coclé region, Panama, Disk Pectoral with Sun Deity, 300–1550

Frog Pendant, Chiriquí Culture, Costa Rica, 11th-16th century.

Emerald and gold Jaguar pendant, Sitio Conte, Panama, ca. 700-900 CE.

Gold Human figure plaque, Sitio Conte, Panama, ca. 700-900 CE

And one more from Sitio Conte, a two-headed bat.

Bat-Nosed Figure Pendant, Diquís Culture, 13th–16th century

Horseshoe crab effigy, Coclé region 450–1520 CE

Jaguar from Costa Rica.

And a bat from an unknown site in Colombia.

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