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Goblet with painted designs

Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period600/1600

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

The snake motif is a standard decorative feature of the outside of the main body of the most delicate Muisca goblets. The decorative strip of geometric shapes on a white painted background along the inner edge has been interpreted as being a schematic representation of the jaguar.

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  • Title: Goblet with painted designs
  • Creator: Eastern Cordillera - Muisca Period
  • Date: 600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: w155 x h116 mm
  • Type: Ceramic
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Modeled in clay and painted
  • Finding: Colombia
  • Accession number: C04291

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