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Metate depicting a Jaguar
Metate depicting a Jaguar - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 81688
4 500 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Medium :
Volcanic stone
Dimensions :
L. 28.74 inch X l. 14.57 inch X H. 9.45 inch
Ancient Art  - Metate depicting a Jaguar
Galerie David Ghezelbash

Ancien Art & Antiquities


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Metate depicting a Jaguar

Used to grind grain in Mesoamerica, this ceremonial metate with a large, slightly curved circular plateau represents a jaguar. Camped on four legs engraved with geometric motifs, the head is represented threatening, the mouth open and the ears raised. The tail wraps around the back of the object and joins the right paw of the animal.
The volcanic stone is semi-polished and reveals surface roughness.

Costa Rica, Guanacaste - Nicoya region, 300-700 A.D

Provenance:
Formerly in the private collection of Paolo Morigi (1939-2017), Lugano, Switzerland

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