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  • SOLD! Olmec Tlacuache Effigy Vessel, Las Bocas,MX
  • SOLD! Olmec Tlacuache Effigy Vessel, Las Bocas,MX
  • SOLD! Olmec Tlacuache Effigy Vessel, Las Bocas,MX
  • SOLD! Olmec Tlacuache Effigy Vessel, Las Bocas,MX

SOLD! Olmec Tlacuache Effigy Vessel, Las Bocas,MX

$1,800.00

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Olmec Tlacuache Effigy Vessel, Las Bocas, Mexico 1200-900 BC

This rare Olmec ceremonial vessel depicts a tlacuache, or opossum sitting on it's haunches biting into a gourd held between forepaws.  This hollow vessel may have contained a substance used in ritual transformation.   Painted in a taupe-colored slip with added black bitumen spots.  Ex Poolos collection acquired prior to 1970.   7 1/2" height.

cf  The Olmec Word, plate 62 for similar