DescriptionLambayeque Jaguar Fertility Bottle
C. 800-1200 AD
Slipped and Painted Ceramic
6¾" Tall x 5¾" Wide
The vessel body is overall slipped in a creamy beige, a huge jaguar head is upturned and staring at a standing woman before it. The animal's body forms the vessel and curls around to show it laying in a circle, the lengthy tail in relief below the head and its right legs on the top of the vessel with the left modeled on the sides. The female stands wearing a tall cap, with hands to her genitalia, ready to receive the jungle feline. The long spout allows a mouthpiece to use for the integral whistle within the strap handle. Bottle's body is covered with ancient deposits and strong patina, the spout, strap handle, and woman all reconstructed at five points, and a few chips at the spout, the woman's cap, and one jaguar ear.
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