Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama
26.35 cm (10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Hammered sheet gold pectoral or burial mask embossed with a frontal rendering of a human face with open mouth with bared teeth. Two sets of perforations allow for attachment.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay