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Mayan Jaguar Effigy Vase - PF.0581
Origin: Pacific Slope of Guatemala
Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 5.25" (13.3cm) high x 5.125" (13.0cm) wide
Catalogue: V2
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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For the Maya, the jaguar was one of the three primary deities of the pantheon, and represented the night sun. How wonderfully the artist has spread the stylized anatomy of the ferocious cat across the broad, friendly contours of the vase, making us want to hold him and pet him. - (PF.0581)


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