Quimbaya Gold Shaman-Jaguar Transitional Figure - Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Quimbaya, ca. 1000 CE. The Quimbaya civilization is renowned for its goldwork, demonstrating both fine technical accuracy and remarkably detailed designs. These artisans relished depicting anthropomorphic figures. In this case we have a shaman undergoing a transformation to a jaguar state.
Lime Container (Poporo) Date: century Geography: Colombia Culture: Quimbaya Medium: Gold Dimensions: H. x cm) Classification: Metal-Containers Credit Line: Jan Mitchell and Sons Collection, Gift of Jan Mitchell, 1991 Accession Number:
Storm God Vessel Mexico Culture:Teotihuacan This vessel is carved entirely from steatite, or soapstone. The artist invested a considerable amount of labor in this depiction of what is likely the Teotihuacan storm god, known to the later Aztecs as Tlaloc.