P-3817 AN EXCEPTIONAL VERAGUAS GOLD HUMAN FIGURE WITH COMPLEX HEADDRESS CIRCA A.D. 850-1350.
Height: 2.5 inches (6.4 cm.)
Veraguas Region, Panama
gold sculpture (Lost wax process. Top quality of the type.)
1) Acquired from the Merrin Gallery, New York, in 1971. 2) The Sackheim Family
Collection, New York and Florida.
Exhibited: The Epcot Center Museum Program, Mexico Pavilion, from 1984 to 2015.
This humanoid standing gold male figure was made in the lost wax process of casting. He is adorned with a helmet-like regal headdress surmounted by a central crest decoration with spiral ornaments on either side, the aquiline nose protruding from it above a toothy open mouth, the hands cupped downward and held outward from the torso, the male gender indicated. A gold attachment with pin was added in 1971 by the Merrin Gallery to facilitate the wearing of ancient art in modern times.
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