Place of origin: Southeastern Guatemala or southern Belize
Medium: Earthenware wtih red, orange and black on cream slip paint.
• From the source: Two renderings of the so-called jaguar god of the Underworld (the underworld sun), one on each side of the vase, depict him seated on a throne of crossed femurs and disembodied eyes surrounded by the black waters of the Underworld. He holds a large sacrificial knife in his left hand, and blood splatters are found on his I-shaped pectoral and perhaps on his loincloth. The red background of the vase and the crossed femurs and eyeballs further invoke the theme of sacrifice. The two renderings of this supernatural are separated by a vertical stack of skeletal saurian heads that likely portray the witz/sacred mountain whose interior cave is the entrance to the Underworld realm. The two hieroglyphic texts may be pseudo-glyphs although the lower band contains some readable signs.