Shark's tooth

Coclé
A.D. 700–1520


Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama

Dimensions

1.7 x 1.6 cm (11/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.832k

Medium or Technique

Animal tooth

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Organic remains

One of 15 shark’s teeth (see 1971.832a-o). Tiny perforation in center of tooth may indicate use as body adornment.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay