This is a fine piece of Mexican pottery made in a town called Amatenango del Valle in the state of Chiapas.
It is made with the black clay technique where the clay acquires its black tone during the oxidation cooking process. The jaguar spots are engraved directly on the clay without paint. Only a few strokes of white paint are added to create a mesmerizing effect on the eyes.
The jaguar is a very important animal in Mexican culture. Since pre-Columbian times it is considered a guardian and an important symbol of power and authority. At Carapan, our popular art gallery, you will find this and finer Mexican pottery for sale.
Measures: 17 x 44 x 26 cm
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