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    Man with Rattles and Serrated Headdress
    Chiriquí
    A.D. 1000 - 1550
    Gold, Weight 61.1 grams
    Height 2 ¾ in. Width 2 5/8 in.

    This frontal male figure stands with knees bent, grasping rounded gourd rattles in each hand. He wears a necklace with one round bead drop. On his head is a complex headdress of two open squares with a top serrated edge possibly depicting feathers. A band starting and ending with a circular plug stretches from jaw to temple and across the forehead, framing the face. Double whorls, possibly ear ornaments, almost fill the inner space of the N form on either side of the head. His coffee-bean eyes, closed lips, and prominent nose give the figure a trance-like appearance. The bent knees and elbows suggest a ritual dance.

    Provenance
    Charles Craig, Santa Barbara



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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