University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:34-32-271
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Venezuela
State Of Apure
Delta of Apure River
Arauquin
Culture Area: Circum-Caribbean
Locus: Surface
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 4.5
Width: 4
Thickness: 4.5
Credit Line:University Museum / Columbia University Venezuelan Expedition; Vincenzo Petrullo, 1934

Description

Animal Head. Black ware firing buff to reddish brown, also grey. Broken from pots. Characterized by protruding snout; knob on nose, or to represent the nose, flanked by gouged out triangular figures; circular eyes with holes in the middle; and protruding conventionalized ears on top of head. Probably they represent Vampire bats. See also 34-32-288 and 289.


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