Chorrera Mottled Stone Feline Shaped Mortar

 

14774. Chorrera Mottled Stone Feline Shaped Mortar

Earliest Horizon, Ca. 2300 to 2000 BC

Interesting dark mottled stone carved in an abstract animal form; the exaggerated large head with incised toothy grin. Behind is a delicate tail curled into an openwork spiral. A concave mortar depression atop and four slight delineated feet below. Size 7-3/4 inches L. x 5 inches Height. Ex Madison Ave New York Collection. Good intact condition. Compare At the Heart of Pre Columbian America, Geiger Collection; no 141. Lovely and large.

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