The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness. For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one’s fears, or to confront one’s enemies. However, they are also associated with vision, which means both their ability to see during the night and to look into the dark parts of the human heart.
The nine-banded armadillo (aka nine-banded, long-nosed armadillo) is a medium-sized mammal. It's found in North, Central and South America, making it the most widespread of the armadillos. Photo by Rich Anderson
Double Whistle Period: Pre-Colombian Date: century Geography: Mexico Culture: Mayan Medium: Pottery, paint Dimensions: H. × cm) Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute Credit Line: Purchase, Gift of Elizabeth M. Riley, by exchange, 2000
Recuay effigy vessel depicting an Andean leader and a llama AD Recuay, Ancash, Peru Clay, paint 18 x 10 x 19 cm Purchased from Leon J. Buki National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York