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Lot 72, Auction 8/17/2017: Mayan Pottery Anthropomorphic Kinkajou Cache Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Early Classic Period, ca 300 to 400 CE. A hand-built terracotta vessel depicting an adorable, slightly anthropomorphized rendition of a baby kinkajou, a small arboreal nocturnal mammal from the Procyonidae family admired by many indigenous peoples of the Pre-Columbian world, inhabiting from east and south of the Sierra Madres in Mexico throughout Central America to Bolivia east of the Andes and the Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil; kinkajous also represent the personification of Venus in the Mira

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