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Jaguar-effigy Tetrapod Vessel with Rattle Supports

Date: 1200-1400
Dimensions:
Overall: 24.8 x 36.3 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, orange slip, red pigment, black pigment, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Costa Rica, Guanacaste
Object number: G83.1.147
DescriptionNicoya jaguar tripod vessel, Late Period VI, with thick rattle legs, projecting jaguar head with open mouth. The vessel has heavy covered eyes, rounded ears, and three small handles. The tondo has a highly stylized avial head. It is painted in black and orange on a cream ground.