Art of the Americas - Jaguar Effigy Vessel, Costa Rica

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Jaguar effigy vessel
Guanacaste/Nicoya, Costa Rica
Earthenware, slip
14.25" (36.3 cm) high
Late Period, c. 1200-1400 AD

A fierce jaguar effigy vessel in red, brown and beige painted earthenware. This tripod vessel has a protruding jaguar head, small arms looped as handles and round rattles in the legs, tail and mouth. The head has been reattached, nose and edges of the feet are abraded, and the entire piece is otherwise restored (rim, arm, etc.) Additional condition report and photos available on request.

Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Galeria Los Arcos, Calle Cristo, owner Maria Teresa Arraras de Colon, San Juan, Puero Rico, 1975.


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