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Stone Cylinder Vessel

650-850 CE

(, - present)

This ceremonial drinking vase, carved from alabaster, is adorned with two jaguar effigy handles and scroll motifs representing clouds and mist. The Maya associated jaguars with rain and clouds because they believed that rain clouds originated in caves where jaguars also often are found.

Place object was created: Ulua Valley, Honduras


Measurements:    height: 10.688 inches    width: 10.375 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1996.110.11

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