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Valdivian - Chorrera Jaguar Stone Mortar
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This transitional style Valdivia - Chorrera Jaguar mortar is in Very Fine condition and exceptionally rare. Outstanding open lapidary workmanship in an unusual attractive green/yellow/black vein colored stone. Abstract in form - exaggerated large head with an incised toothy open mouth. The body is also incised into quadrants. A deep mortar depression on top and four knob feet below. A delicate tail curled into a tight openwork spiral. Right front foot re-attached. Measures 10” in length.  2000BC-300BC. Ex. New York Collection. Highly desired piece.

Compare “At the Heart of Pre-Columbian America” Geiger Collection; No. 141

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