Greater Nicoya. <em>Jaguar Effigy Vessel</em>, 1000-1350 CE. Ceramic, pigment, 13 3/8 x 10 13/16 in. (34 x 27.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 48.140.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.140.2_view1_acetate_bw.jpg)

Jaguar Effigy Vessel

Artist:Greater Nicoya

Medium: Ceramic, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1000-1350 CE

Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 10 13/16 in. (34 x 27.5 cm)


Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 48.140.2

Image: 48.140.2_view1_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large pear-shaped tripod jar with modeled jaguar features. Two legs and a tail form the tripod supports, and the upper section has an elaborately modeled jaguar head framed by two arms with hands resting on the legs. Practically the entire vessel is covered with painted designs in red, white and black referred to as Pataky Polychrome, Period VI. Condition: good; some of the surface decoration is abraded.

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