Effigy vessel depicting a croutching jaguar - ROM2007_9054_3


Effigy vessel depicting a croutching jaguar

Maker: Moche
Geography: Andes, Peru
Date: 100-700 AD
Period: Early Intermediate Period
18.5 x 18.5 x 10.5 cm
Object number: 924.34.7
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionAnimals were often modeled in Moche ceramics because they formed an important part of Moche religion. Jaguars were an especially popular motif that evoked the power and mystery of the far-off jungle.
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