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Viru-Salinar Animal Effigy Vessel with Base
Early Horizon – Early Intermediate Period: 200 B.C. – 100 A.D.
Ceramic: Orangeware with resist paint
Overall: 6 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (16.2 x 8.9 x 13.3 cm)
This figured effigy vessel with rectangular base has two little felines, probably
pumas, one sitting up and one lying down with his tongue hanging out. Their
pelts were decorated with resist painting.
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