21 November 2006
EARLY CHAVIN BLACKWARE VESSEL
TEMBLADERA, ca. 1400 - 1000 B.C.
applied on each side with a stylized head of a mythical jaguar with fangs bared, raised pupil and scrolled brow.
Height 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.)
In a European collection since 1980.
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Cf. Lapiner, fig. 94, for a similar feline head
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