Posted 2 years ago
Hello! My mom and I were going through some of her belongings. I found this object wrapped in a handkerchief. She told me that my grandfather found it in the mountains on the northern coast of Honduras while moving his cattle across a rice field he owned back in the day. This was when she was 5 years old (late 50s). Apparently, there were clay sticks covering the holes; my grandpa broke one off when he stepped on it; the rest were lost over the years.
On the other side of this mountain range you will find the Copán ruins. These mountains are accessible by narrow man-made paths; I used to walk up these paths with my friends when I was little, but never managed to make it past 1/2 mile uphill.
My husband says it looks like a pipe. It appears to be made of clay or carved stone. It has the shape of the head of some sort of creature, with a tiny slit on its chin and one small hole on the right side. The bottom has a crater opening. There is another flat opening behind its head that deposits into the center of the object. What do you think this is?
I am intrigued by this item! As I type this in the comfort of my bed, I am holding this mysterious piece that made its way from such a remote place. It would be so great to be able to know more about it.