Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
Maya Toad Vessel

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Maya Toad Vessel

An excellent Maya toad vessel from El Salvador, ca. 400 800 AD. This beautiful polychrome effigy is 6-3/4 long and depicts a Bufo Marinus toad, highly prized for the psychotropic substance secreted from its glands. The toad is molded in high relief along the sides of the bowl, with the hollow head containing a rattle. The body is orange, with the spots akin to jaguar pelt representations. The flared rim is decorated with typical Copador glyphs. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.

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