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Manteno (Ecuador)

Round medallion

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Object Details

Culture

Manteno (Ecuador)

Date

AD 600-1500

Medium

Earthenware

Dimensions

5/16 inches (0.8 cm) wide

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Carroll, PhD 1951

Object
Number

2006.070.118

The two holes in this Manteño round ceramic medallion were used for inserting a carrying strap or c(…)

The two holes in this Manteño round ceramic medallion were used for inserting a carrying strap or cord. The medallion has burnished red slip decoration and a raised-relief animal design. The animals have long tails and spotted, rounded bodies with long snouts full of sharp, pointed teeth. Both appear to have long objects (worms or snakes?) dangling from their mouths, and small pointed ears Although it has no handle, this medallion may also have been used as a stamp or seal.

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