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Product ID: 216089

Ceramic Archaeological Replica Vessel from Nicaragua, "Balam the Jaguar"

Fantastic animals from Maya codices cover this finely crafted vessel. It stands... more

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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

  • Terracotta
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Signed by the artist
  • Museum replica(s)
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Nicaragua.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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You can find ceramic decorative vessel 'Balam the Jaguar' by Gregorio Bracamonte in vases categories such as Animal Themed Vases, Archaeological Vases, Museum Replica Vases and Ceramic Vases. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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