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 inchesGift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1996.110.11
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