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
Rights: Federico Balzarotti Collection - Museum of Cultures, Milan - PAM 1233