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San Salvador in Municipality of San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

The Jaguar Altar

El Altar del Jaguar

 
 
The Jaguar Altar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2019
1. The Jaguar Altar Marker
Inscription.  

The Jaguar Altar
Escultura de altar de forma rectangular, presenta en su cara principal figuras zoomorfas esculpidas en alto y bajo relieve de posiblemente un Jaguar y en sus costados se encuentran diseños geométricos no muy bien definidos.

Período preclásico. Procedencia: Quelepa, departamento de San Miguel.

English translation:
El Altar del Jaguar
A rectangular altar-like sculpture, it presents on its main face zoomorphic figures sculpted in high and low relief of an image that may be a jaguar and on its sides are geometric designs that are not very well defined.

Preclassic period. Provenance: Quelepa, in the department of San Miguel.
 
Location. 13° 41.249′ N, 89° 14.336′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, in Municipality of San Salvador. Marker can be reached from Avenida de la Revolución just from Avenida la Capilla, on the right when traveling south. The marker and altar are on the grounds of the Dr. David J. Guzmán National Archaeology Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Salvador 1101, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Jaguar Altar and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2019
2. The Jaguar Altar and Marker
walking distance of this marker. General Omar Torrijos Herrera (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Francisco de Paula Santander (about 240 meters away); General Manuel José Arce (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument to the Revolution of 1948 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Allegory to the Constitution of 1950 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Pancho Lara (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Valero Lecha (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicNative Americans
 
The Jaguar Altar reverse, including the carvings mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2019
3. The Jaguar Altar reverse, including the carvings mentioned in the marker text
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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