Balam the Jaguar

Ceramic Archaeological Replica Vessel from Nicaragua

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Fantastic animals from Maya codices cover this finely crafted vessel. It stands on three legs that take the shape of jaguars while a fourth spotted cat snaps and snarls on the vessel itself. 'For ancient peoples in Mesoamerica, one of the most important animals was the balam, or jaguar. It was a symbol of fertility, power, strength and dominance. Priests wore capes fashioned from its fur and its coat represented the starry sky,' says master artisan Gregorio Bracamonte.
  • Terracotta
  • 2.43 lbs
  • 5.5 inches H x 9 inches W x 11 inches D
  • Made in Nicaragua

Meet the Artist

Gregorio Bracamonte