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Jar with lid decorated with the image of a felino tied to a pole

Chancay Culture9th-15th century AD

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

This unique jar, of which there are few similar examples, depicts an animal foreign to the natural habitat of the Peruvian coast: a spotted feline, probably a jaguar, that perhaps was captured in the jungle as a symbol of prestige.

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  • Title: Jar with lid decorated with the image of a felino tied to a pole
  • Creator: Chancay Culture
  • Date Created: 9th-15th century AD
  • Physical Dimensions: d 17 cm
  • Provenance: Peru, southern coast
  • Type: Jar
  • Rights: Federico Balzarotti Collection - Museum of Cultures, Milan - PAM 1233
  • Medium: Hand-molded terracotta

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