Cocle Pedastal Bowl Depicting the Crocodile God

SKU PF.1346
Circa

1000 AD to 1400 AD

Dimensions

5.75″ (14.6cm) high

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Panama

Gallery Location

USA


 

Though Cocle ceramics radiate powerful magic, their intentions are almost always benevolent. The central image on this fascinating bowl depicts the so-called “crocodile god,” one of the major figures in the Cocle pantheon. Part man, part reptile, the god confronts us with sharp teeth, surrounded by spiny darts. Yet, these armaments seem aimed only at evil spirits. Those respectful of the god’s power and pure of heart can approach without fear. HT. 14.5cm(5 3/4IN): DIAM. 15.5cm(10IN)

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