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Costa Rican Tripod

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1222837 (stock# CR506)

Costa Rican Tripod
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$150 

An excellent zoomorphic tripod vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 100 BC – 500 AD. This choice El Bosque type is 6-7/8” long and depicts a feline with open mouth and upturned tail. The highly burnished red slip retains remnants of negative resist paint and shows extensive mineral deposits and root marks. In excellent condition.


Costa Rican Monkey Effigy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1215114 (stock# CR502)

Costa Rican Monkey Effigy
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$350 

A wonderful Linea Vieja monkey effigy from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1500 AD. This adorable piece is 4” high and was found near the Rio Jimenez. It depicts a monkey holding his tail with one hand, with the other touching the chest. The face is highly expressive and shows a protruding tongue. A rare type with white decorative paint remnants and good mineral deposits.


Nicoya Jaguar Vessel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1206275 (stock# CR484)

Nicoya Jaguar Vessel
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$650 

An excellent Nicoya tripod vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 1000 – 1350 AD. This excellent Papagayo urn is 10-1/4” high and features a beautifully sculpted jaguar molded to the front of the chamber. The broad band decorating the upper half of the vessel depicts a pair of stylized feline creatures, with linear décor adorning the rim. The hollow legs contain rattles. Overall in excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks.


Costa Rican Sello

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Implements: Pre AD 1000   item# 1174447 (stock# SS284)

Costa Rican Sello
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$125  

A fine sello from Costa Rica, ca. 1 – 700 AD. This intricate roller seal is 1-1/4” wide and creates a deeply serrated pattern. Rare example, with good mineral deposits, minor repair.

Cf. Ardren “The Jaguar’s Spots”, page 140.


Costa Rican Rattle Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1159734 (stock# CR454)

Costa Rican Rattle Bowl
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$200 

A fine El Bosque rattle bowl from Costa Rica, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This unusual example of a Guacimo Red on Buff Group type is 7” in diameter and features a trio of protruding heads, each containing a rattle. Their formation surrounding the chamber creates an image of reptilian deities surrounding the contents of the vessel. Strong paint, heavy root marks and an old field repair.


Nicoya Polychrome Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1140088 (stock# CR384)

Nicoya Polychrome Bowl
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$375 

A wonderful Nicoya footed bowl from Costa Rica, ca. 800 – 1200 AD. This choice Mora Polychrome type is 6-5/8” in diameter and is decorated with two representations of the Two-Headed Monster. The intervening panels are intricate designs associated with serpent and jaguar motifs. The flared pedestal is painted black and is separated from the rest of the designs by blood red stripes. In exceptional condition, with strong dendrites and root marks.


Costa Rican Jade Pendant

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre AD 1000   item# 1037489 (stock# CR165)

Costa Rican Jade Pendant
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$375 

A beautiful jade figural pendant from Costa Rica, ca. 500 BC – 1000 AD. This marvelous example is 2” long, is made from translucent speckled jade and depicts an individual with one hand held to his mouth. The headdress indicates the portrayal of a musician or shaman. In perfect condition, with good mineral deposits. Perforated for suspension.

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