Earthenware bowl with light brown clay body under red slip, burnished, and incised through the slip. Bowl forms body of standing animal figure, probably a jaguar, and four curved legs and feet support the bowl. Jaguar head has open grimacing mouth with peg-like teeth, bulbous nose, round ears. A pointed, hollow, stumpy tail emerges from rear of bowl. Surface of vessel adorned with incised patterns.

Animal Effigy Bowl

Guanacaste-Nicoya Zone, Pre-Columbian

Period V (500 - 1000), La Selva A or B Phase, 500 - 1000