Height: 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Pacific Slope Region, found in El Salvador.
Provenance: Acquired in early 1970 in El Salvador, and brought into the U.S. at that time
This jaguar head is of three dimensional form, with open mouth and teeth bared. The deep-set eye sockets may have had inlays at one time, and three drill holes suggest former attachments. Beautiful patina is evident on most of the head. There is a modern inscription written along the base: San Jose-La Granjo Retalhuleu.