Metate/Flat mortar in the form of a jaguar

Date created
AD 1000-1500
Culture/People
probably Central Caribbean/Costa Rican Atlantic Watershed (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Wanda B. Scheifele (Mrs. Richard Scheifele), Non-Indian
Seller
Wanda B. Scheifele (Mrs. Richard Scheifele), Non-Indian
Collection History
Collection history unknown; probably acquired by Wanda B. Scheifele when she and her husband lived in Costa Rica in the 1960s; purchased by MAI from Wanda Scheifele in 1965.
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Place
Linea Vieja area; Cartago Province, Heredia Province, Limón Province; Costa Rica
See related items
Central Caribbean/Costa Rican Atlantic Watershed (archaeological culture)
Food Gathering and Preparation
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Catalog Number
23/5780
Barcode
235780.000
Object Type
Food Gathering and Preparation
Object Name
Metate/Flat mortar in the form of a jaguar
Media/Materials
Basalt
Techniques
Carved
Dimensions
58 x 29.5 x 20.5 cm
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e578bdda-75e0-47b3-bd90-01385a65dbbb
Record ID
NMAI_251098