Tiahuanaco Supernatural Jaguar, Peru, ca 400 AD
A rare and beautiful Tiahuanaco carved jaguar engraved with stylized deity images. The open mouth exhibits pronounced canines and the sides are engraved with stylized deity images. Original turquoise inlays are present in the nostrils and chest. Carved from fine grained basalt. 5 1/2" length x 4 1/2" height.