Vessel: Jaguar(?)

Vessel: Jaguar(?)

c. 1000–1550

Ceramic, slip

Overall: 34.6 x 27 x 27.6 cm (13 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial Fund 1969.108


Artists of the Pataky style excelled in animal portrayals that typically combine a modeled head with a flat, boldly patterned vessel chamber, punned as the animal's body. The animals' meanings are unstudied, though it seems important that many strike human poses-creatures that combine human and animal traits often have mythic import.

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