Three beautiful rattle legs in the shape of
alligators support the round-bottomed vessel.
Its tall neck curves out slightly at the mouth rim.
The main design on the vessel is an appliquéd
pattern representing a twisted rope design that
goes around the vessel. The alligators are
identical in design and their main task is to hold
up the vessel and protect its contents. Most
probably this was a vessel that carried the
favored treat of the Costa Ricans-chocolate.
Though the decoration and the color are kept to
a minimum, the beauty of the structure as a
whole creates a sense of great originality and