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A STRANGE AND WONDERFULLY GROTESQUE ALLIGATOR EFFIGY FROM COLOMBIA

A STRANGE AND WONDERFULLY GROTESQUE ALLIGATOR EFFIGY FROM COLOMBIA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1338410

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Culture: Tairona Origin: Colombia Age: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1500 A. D. Size: 9” in length by 3 3/4” in height by 3” in width Description: A blackware ceremonial rattle in the shape of a two headed alligator. This large and unusual specimen stands proudly with both heads raised in the air. It is highly ornamented with bracelets above each claw, raised circular designs on the shoulders, incised circular raised designs surrounding each snout, and a center raised bar on each head. There are five lightly incised lines running down the center of the back. It is hollow with an opening on each side. The rattles have been lost to time. It is intact with no new plaster. One of the heads was cleanly broken off during shipping and has been professionally reattached. It is bound to appeal to the collector of the rare and unusual.