National Geographic : 1949 Mar
Si.. ... 6376 Fanciful Bird andReptile Designs, inBright Colors, Adorn Panama's Ancient Pottery A pedestal-base bowl(top, left) represents aking vulture with two heads side byside. Colors are red and black on buff. Its dark red companion piece has vulture heads at either side. Crocodile-design cups (second row) are red, black, and purpleon white. Missing head prevented identification of abottleneck vessel (lower left). Whippoorwills, doves, andducks, as well as vultures were used. The plate bears ahumanized turtle. Beside itis a conventionalized king vulture.