Earthenware, reddish-brown paint
9″ (22.8 cm) high by 12″ (30.5 cm) diameter
100 BC – AD 250
A beautiful globular-shaped vessel stands on three stylized reptilian heads, possibly dragons or caymans, with rectangular ridged snouts, three protruding cylindrical eyes and two dimples. There is one old chip on one snout – see photo below; the rest is substantially restored.
Ex. private collection, Iowa, ex. Sotheby’s Pre-Columbian Art, NY, May 14, 1991, Lot #353.