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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Shaman's Jaguar from Ecuador

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

A mortar of green stone carved and polished to resemble a jaguar.
From the Chorrera culture, eastern Ecuador, c. 1500–300 BC.
Objects like this are thought to have been used by shamans to prepare
hallucinogenic snuffs that aided them in their interactions with the spirit realm.
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

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