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Jaguar-effigy Tetrapod Vessel with Rattle Supports

1200-1400

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum

Nicoya 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.

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  • Title: Jaguar-effigy Tetrapod Vessel with Rattle Supports
  • Date Created: 1200-1400
  • Physical 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.
  • Culture: Guanacaste-Nicoya Zone Cultures
  • Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner

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