36f: A Pre-Columbian Cocle Gold Plaque Zoomorphic Deity
Pre-Columbian, Cocle, Panama, Ca 500 to 1000 CE. Rectangular gold pectoral, made from a single sheet of thin gold; high-relief image of a standing zoomorphic deity with long, clawed feet and hands, large toothy grin, wearing a belt and rounded pectoral. Custom museum-quality stand. Plaque itself measures 4-1/2"W x 4"H. 33.7g of approximately 22k gold.
PROVENANCE: Ex-prominent Chicago, IL collection.
Slight losses at top and thin slit in midsection, else choice!