The chocolate pot was an important part of
ritualistic practice in the ancient time of the
Central American region. The tripod design is
typical of the chocolate pot, raised high above
the table, with a long neck and slim base. Each
leg contains small clay beads that rattle gently
when moved. This accentuates the presence of
this beautiful piece. On each leg rests two
gentlemen who are seated with their legs
crossed, and are harmoniously playing the flute.
They are dressed with simple cloths and wear an
interesting headpiece. Though the design is
simple, its effectiveness is clear both as a
functioning object and a work of art.