COLORS OF THE RAINBOW SERPENT presented a selection of Pre-Columbian polychromed pottery and molas which represented more than 1,000 years of the art of people of Panama. The collection of Pre-Columbian polychromed represented the oldest continuous ceramic tradition in the New World, a tradition dating from 800 B.C. The exhibited objects served as funerary vessels for elite members of society, and dated from the First Century A.D. to the Spanish Conquest.

Presented at the University Towne Centre Museum Satellite. This exhibition was funded in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Other lenders to the exhibition included Dr. A. D. Grinnell, Susan Lerer and Gay and Bob Sinclair.


On View: Aug 28, 1996 - Apr 27, 1997

Curator: Martha Longenecker and Armand Labbe

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