Feline Vessel

Feline Vessel

1-700

Ceramic, red and white slips, black pigment

Overall: 20.3 x 10.1 x 15.2 cm (8 x 4 x 6 in.)

The Charlotte Ekker and Charlotte Van der Veer Memorial Fund 2009.9

Description

Elsewhere in Recuay art, felines are shown as virile predators, making it likely that in general they were symbols of leadership. A raccoon-like coatimundi may perch on the head of this wonderfully stylized example.

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