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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1286831 (stock #C130863)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,450.00
Further provenance available
Though the exact function of this large and majestic tripod bowl is not known, such vessels have been associated with the trophy-head cult and high-status burials. From the Central Highlands/Atlantic Watershed region of Costa Rica. Period VI (CE 1000-1550). Intact, very fine original condition, with stabilized stress cracks; two of three supports have the original, ceramic rattle balls. 11.25"W x 6 5/8"H. Provenance: Old private collection, NYC, since the 1970's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1274570 (stock #CR23-0873)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,400.00
Further provenance on request
Though little is known of the exact time period from which these male figures come, it is assumed they post-date the classic age of green stone lapidary work in Costa Rica. The standardized poses these saurian masked figures assume is apparently associated with 'presentation' and includes arms akimbo with the hands on the hips or chest. They are always nude but wear a multi-layered headdress and a necklace with vertically-hanging elements...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1267681 (stock #C217791)
michael cichon tribal arts
$850.00
Further provenance available on request
This pyriform vessel is a monumental example from the late period Pataky polychrome ceramic tradition (CE 1200-1550), created in what is, today, the Guanacaste-Nicoya Zone of Costa Rica. Hand-formed from a reddish clay with a heavy temper, the hollow pedestal foot contains a clay ball rattle whose growl-like sound is heard through several openings that functioned also as vent holes during firing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1238092 (stock #N73130)
michael cichon tribal arts
Price and further provenance on request
The highly developed, hood-like coiffure with single pigtail braid down the back creates an interesting textural compliment against the plain, smooth body. The face shows a unique manner of modeling the cheek areas where they overlap the ears; it lends an individuality to the figure, making it appear almost portrait-like for the type. Regal and calm, his distinctive pose is a study in the plastic manipulation of the arms...