Tecomate with feathered serpent design; perhaps the earliest known depiction of Quetzalcoatl (2016-12)

Early Formative, Olmec style
Place made: Las Bocas, Puebla, Mexico

Tecomate with feathered serpent design; perhaps the earliest known depiction of Quetzalcoatl, 1200–900 B.C.

Blackware ceramic with traces of cinnabar
11 × diam. 13.5 cm (4 5/16 × 5 5/16 in.)
Museum purchase, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Fund
2016-12
K497