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This zoomorphic effigy vessel is made of fine brown-ware. Its execution in form is sharp and well defined. Four mammiform legs support an open winged bat in flight. The body is chambered with a center wide spout. Its large upturned boxy head is detailed with pointed ears, nose and fangs. Above his head, his front arms hold an oversized adornment by use of a crosspiece. Tail is elevated and serves as an additional spout.

This ceramic style is no doubt one of the finest expressions of Tairona art.

Condition: Reassemble from several large pieces with surface restoration throughout. Some line fractures remain visible.  

Measures 8.25" in height by 10.5" in length.

Ca. 1000 - 1550 A. D., Provenance: Ex Jaeger Gallery, Paris 1980

Tairona Zoomorphic Vessel
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