Pukara 'Feline' Stone Carved Mortero 010676

Pukara 'Feline' Stone Carved Mortero 010676
Pukara 'Feline' Stone Carved Mortero
Stone, 11.25 cm x 12.5 cm [4.5 x 5 inches]. Rare find of the Pukara culture, a Feline Mortar with round green steatite stone eyes, fanged face, standing ears and relief face. While the feline is shown as resting on the belly the posture of the limbs indicate otherwise. They are presented in a stressed position, probably as being submissive in front of an altar. On the back is the round mortar which is about 2.5 cm deep. Very Fine condition.

 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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