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Human head effigy

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Three dimensional representation of a human head with outstretched arms attached to each side of the head. The object may be the lid or top from a two-sectioned figural object, suggested by the two small perforations at the back of the head for its attachment to another piece. What ever the...

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Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.

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Gift of Landon T. Clay

Chiriquí or Parita, A.D. 700–1550

Object Place

Chiriquí region or Azuero Peninsula, Panama

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