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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Metate)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Guápiles, Limón, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Pre-Columbian (American)
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Stone, Volcanic
Support / Technique :
Object Type : metates
Visual Description : Metate with an oval plate. The head and tail of a jaguar spring from the rim which is decorated with a geometric design. The four supports are in the form of jaguar legs which are flexed and the paws are bent. The tail is curved and attached to the right hind leg. The tail is decorated with incised diamond shapes which contain smaller diamond forms. This type of design is repreated twice above the nose and of the animal, once on the forehead and once on the neck which protrudes from the rim. The jaguar is shown with an open mouth displaying the fangs.
Accession # : U991.15.19
Width (cm) : 15.60
Height (cm) : 9.50
Depth (cm) : 28.70
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :