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Nicoya Jade Pendant

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre AD 1000   item# 1305934 (stock# CR547)

Nicoya Jade Pendant
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A beautiful Jade Axe God pendant from the Nicoya region of Costa Rica, ca. 500 – 1000 AD. This rare half-figure celt pendant is 3-1/4” long and is carved from deep green jade. Heirloom pieces were at times cut in half to pass on. It is nicely detailed and depicts the deity facing forward. Highly polished and perforated through the neck for suspension.


Costa Rican Tripod

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: 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.


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 dιcor adorning the rim. The hollow legs contain rattles. Overall in excellent condition, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks.


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.

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