Ornament from Sitio Conte: Small Plaque

c. 400–500
Overall: 9.3 x 10 cm (3 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
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This disk was excavated from a burial containing three bodies.


Harvard archaeologists excavated this ornament from Grave 32 at Sitio Conte, a cemetery famous for its lavish graves of powerful chieftains. The warm gleam of gold linked rulers with the sun’s creative force.
Ornament from Sitio Conte: Small Plaque

Ornament from Sitio Conte: Small Plaque

c. 400–500

Panama, Conte style, 5th - 10th century

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