Scarce Pre-Columbian Toltec feline shell trumpet

Regular Price
$1,400.00
Sale Price
$1,400.00
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Feline effigy trumpet, Toltec culture, El Chanal, Colima State, Mexico, CE 1000-1400. Made of buff earthenware with deep red slip and with a burnished surface. In very fine condition with ample mineral and soil deposits, overall. This is a unique and scarce ceramic example of a Toltec period, West Mexican object representing the image of a feline head with open, toothy mouth and a spiraling shell body. The ceramic has a tubular mouthpiece at the back and allows for a blast of air to create a sound similar to a conch shell trumpet, which, no doubt, this feline effigy trumpet makes reference to. A superb example!

All items are vetted for authenticity and guaranteed to be as described. Every item has been legally acquired and legal to sell and purchase. All items will include full provenance details. Purchase with confidence!