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Zoomorphic Mortar

Culture Valdivia3999 B.C. - 1499 B.C.

Museo Casa del Alabado

Museo Casa del Alabado

In Amerindian thought, the feline is the prime natural symbol of spirituality and power. This stone mortar, in feline form, was probably used to pulverize substances consumed in rituals of sipitual communication.

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  • Title: Zoomorphic Mortar
  • Creator: Culture Valdivia
  • Date: 3999 B.C. - 1499 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w13,7 x h22,4 cm
  • Culture: Valdivia
  • Provenance: Museo Casa del Alabado. Inventoried by National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC), Ecuadorian North Coast, Ecuadorian North Coast
  • Type: Stonework
  • Rights: Museo Casa del Alabado
  • External Link: http://alabado.org/
  • Medium: Stone

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