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A stone Atlantic Watershed masked male figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1274570 (stock# CR23-0873)

A stone Atlantic Watershed masked male figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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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. It also is possible they were associated with fe ...click for details


A Pataky polychrome earthenware pedestal foot jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1267681 (stock# C217791)

A Pataky polychrome earthenware pedestal foot jar
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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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. Painted bands of glyph-like elements represent jaguars and other tropical flora and fauna in an abst ...click for details


An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1238092 (stock# N73130)

An unusual and fine Nayarit earthenware male figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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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. This gesture might relate to transformation, or some type of hallucinogeni ...click for details

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