This 3” tall ceramic vessel (BWO4) is in the form of a coiled snake and poised in a position to strike! In only fairly good condition with close to 50% of its original black burnished surface eroded and two small holes in its side just below the rim, the exposed and somewhat punky red clay, when handled can produce small specks of loose paint and sandy grit. In spite of its condition, this fascinating miniature bowl, attributed to the Tairona of Colombia and dating c.1000-1600AD, may have had special significance to the shaman or healer. It comes with a small display card, a map of Colombia on which the Tairona area has been highlighted, and our certificate guaranteeing authenticity. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced!