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Jaguar effigy
MFA# 2008.169


A large wild cat of the feline family (Panthera onca) native to Central and South America. Jaguar cats have tan to orange color skins with black spots along the spine. Their furs were rarely traded but can occasionally be found in rugs.

Synonyms and Related Terms

el tigre; tigre American

Resources and Citations

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998