A stylized jaguar is attached by all fours to the
side of this globular vessel. The body of the
animal is rounded and decorated with white
circles against black on both sides, separated by
a central border containing squares and
horizontal lines. Turning to look over its left
shoulder the jaguar's mouth is open to reveal
teeth, while the eyes are masked within a band of
black that serves to accentuate their intensity.
The vessel's rim has a series of zoomorphic
glyphs between bands of red, white and black
designs. Modeled to appear as a jaguar's paws,
the three feet are positioned at an angle to give
greater stability to the bulbous body; which is
done in fine white slip for which this period of
pottery is famous.