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Artist Unknown (Venado Beach)


9th-12th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Pendant, Artist Unknown (Venado Beach)
: Twelve Pre-Columbian Gold Objects
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Adornment | Gold
Size: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
Creation Place: Central America, Panama, Isthmus region
Culture: Venado Beach, Central America, Panama, Isthmus region
Style: 9th-12th century, Pre-Columbian
Physical Description: Alligator Pendant of cast gold with four spangles on back. Note This pendant was discovered at Venada Beach, an ancient burial site at Howard Air Field in the Canal zone. This new site has revealed a culture similar to the Coole people over 100 miles nort
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 53.2.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009