Pre-Columbian Artifacts for Seasoned and Inspired Collectors Alike
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