Female Shaman Seated on a Bicephalic Crocodile Bench



Female Shaman Seated on a Bicephalic Crocodile Bench




500 - 800 AD


Period V
Central America, Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica
El Rio Applique


8 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (22.2 x 19.7 x 14 cm)

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Ex coll. William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau


Seeing with New Eyes: Pre-Columbian Art from the Thibadeau Collection, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, March 4 - October 13, 1992|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, September 2002 - June 2012|
'For I am the Black Jaguar': Shamanic Visionary Experience in Ancient American Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum, September 5, 2012 - January 5, 2013|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, February 9, 2013 - February 6, 2017|
Rebecca Stone-Miller, Seeing With New Eyes: Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of the Ancient Americas (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2002), 126, figure 263.|
Rebecca Stone-Miller, "Human-Animal Imagery, Shamanic Visions, and Ancient American Aesthetics," RES 45 (2004): 49, figure 2.|
Karen M. O'Day, "A Study of Painted Pottery from Sitio Conte Cemetery, Panama," PhD diss., Emory University, 2002, figure 4.11.|
Rebecca Stone, The Jaguar Within: Shamanic Trance in Ancient Central and South American Art (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011), 78, figures 4.7 - 4.8.


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