Costa Rican
6th-11th century CE
Height: 6 1/2 inches

This Pre-Columbian vessel was created during the sixth to eleventh century CE in Costa Rica. Specifically, it is from the Guanacaste Province located in the Nicoya Peninsula. The Nicoya Peninsula is situated in the northeastern corner of Costa Rica and is famous for polychrome pottery. This particular vessel has a hollow body in the shape of a jaguar that is supported by four thick legs. The vessel is painted with geometric designs in red and black, and covered with a white slip. It has been restored.