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Culture/People
probably Gran Coclé Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
Neville A. Harte, Non-Indian, 1907-1997
Eva M. Harte (Eva Melcolichif/Mrs. Neville A. Harte), Non-Indian, 1915-2002
Seller
Neville A. Harte, Non-Indian, 1907-1997
Eva M. Harte (Eva Melcolichif/Mrs. Neville A. Harte), Non-Indian, 1915-2002
Presenter/funding source
Sackler Fund
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987
Object Name
Figure of an animal
Media/Materials
Pottery, paint
Techniques
Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted
Dimensions
26 x 22 x 14.5 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Río de Jesús; Río de Jesús District; Veraguas Province; Panama
Date created
AD 300-1000
Collection History
Excavated by amateur archaeologists Neville A. Harte (1907-1997, U.S. Army, retired) and his wife Eva M. Harte (1915-2002) at an unknown date; purchased by MAI from Neville and Eva Harte in 1967 using monies from the "Sackler Fund," an MAI acquisition fund with many donors, including Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987, a New York City physician, philanthropist, and art collector).
Catalog Number
24/501
Barcode
240501.000
See related items
Gran Coclé Tradition (archaeological culture)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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