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Jaguar: Power in the Ancient Americas

Jaguar: Power in the Ancient Americas

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Jul 19 2008-Dec 14 2008   /  This exhibit features the remarkable diversity of jaguar representations in clay, stone, precious metals and the fiber arts throughout the ancient Americas.

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About The Exhibition

The powerful jaguar came to symbolize royal authority from ancient Mexico to Peru. The jaguar’s rare capacity to navigate different environments, from trees to forest floor to rivers and caves, provided a natural model for the shaman’s ability to traverse the human and supernatural realms. This exhibit features the remarkable diversity of jaguar representations in clay, stone, precious metals and the fiber arts throughout the ancient Americas, exploring the extraordinary artistic and ideological variations unique to each culture.

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