Ceramic Archaeological Replica Vessel from Nicaragua, "Balam the Jaguar"
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Fantastic animals from Maya codices cover this finely crafted vessel. It stands on three legs that take the shape of jaguars while a fourth spotted cat snaps and snarls on the vessel itself. "For ancient peoples in Mesoamerica, one of the most important animals was the balam, or jaguar. It was a symbol of fertility, power, strength and dominance. Priests wore capes fashioned from its fur and its coat represented the starry sky," says master artisan Gregorio Bracamonte.
- 1.10 kgs
- 2.4 lbs
- 13.97 cm H x 22.86 cm W x 27.94 cm D
- 5.5" H x 9" W x 11" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gregorio Bracamonte has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $450.