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Artist/Maker: Gran Chiriquí (Panama)

Date: ca. 800-1500
Medium: volcanic stone
Overall: 3 1/2 x 8 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 20.3 x 7 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Greta Gurr
Object number: 90.0126.76
DescriptionThe Chiriquí region of Panama is well known for the Baru Volcano. It has been a major geological feature throughout history and pre-history, with several major eruptions during the Common Era. Volcanic activity produces stone that may have been associated with a great amount of power due to the geological effects associated with seismic activity and eruptions. The importance of felines may be mirrored in the artist’s choice of volcanic stone as the medium for this effigy figure.
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