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Guanacaste-Nicoya Jaguar Effigy Vessel - PF.3799
Origin: Guanacaste, Nicoya, Costa Rica
Circa: 1200 AD to 1550 AD
Dimensions: 13.5" (34.3cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Guanacaste-Nicoya
Medium: Terracotta


Location: United States
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This pear shaped motif is common in the jaguar vessel, with slight modifications. The legs and tail support the body of the vessel. The head of the jaguar faces outwards and the arms of the animal rest on the legs. A snarling mouth opens while fangs are openly displayed. While the head represents that of a jaguar, it also has some human characteristics expressed through the eyes. The decoration of the star shaped collar and the rectangular bib surrounding the head, accentuate the figure. The decoration along the neck of the vessel and on the arms and legs depict geometric forms and floral forms. Though the function of this vessel would have been for a ritual function or for an important celebration, the artist took great care in designing an exquisite piece and thus, creating a true work of art. - (PF.3799)

 

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